What are inflammatory myopathies?

Also known as: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, necrotizing autoimmune myopathy

Myopathies are diseases that impact the muscles. An inflammatory myopathy is a disease that is chronic and involves inflammation, muscle weakness and sometimes muscle pain. The four main types are polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis and necrotizing autoimmune myopathy. 


Reviewed by: Migvis Monduy, MD

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