Polymyositis - Information - Cause - Diagnosis - Symptoms - Treament
Polymyositis is a systemic connective tissue disease characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the muscles.
Dermatomyositis is connective-tissue disease that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin.
What Is Connective Tissue?
Connective tissue supports the organs and other structures in our body. Some diseases involve connective tissue abnormalities.
Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis
Polymyositis is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of the muscles; dermatomyositis is polymyositis accompanied by skin inflammation, from Merck Manual.
Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis from MedicineNet
Cause, symptoms, treatments, and overview of polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Myopathy is the medical term for muscle disease. There are many causes of muscle disease, such as infection, muscle injury due to medications, inherited diseases affecting muscle function, disorders of electrolyte levels, and thyroid disease. Some of these disorders, such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis, develop when the immune system attacks muscles, from ACR.