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Myositis

Definition

Myositis is an inflammation or swelling of the muscles, often caused by injury, infection, or an autoimmune disorder .

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Alternative Names

Myitis

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Symptoms

Signs and tests

Treatment

Support Groups

Expectations (prognosis)

Complications

Calling your health care provider

Prevention

References

Miller FW. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 290.

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