inflammatory myositis

inflammatory myositis

inflammation of muscles characterized by symmetric muscle weakness, elevated serum levels of enzymes derived from skeletal muscles, and the presence of autoantibodies to t-RNA synthetases; classified as polymyositis when a systemic disease or dermatomyositis when accompanied by a photosensitive dermatitis that exhibits some features in common with subacute cutaneous lupus erythmatosus.
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1],[2],[3],[4] Idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM), especially polymyositis or immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM), usually appears in adulthood with symptoms similar to those of MADD.
Inflammatory myositis was considered based on the MRI findings.
Although a two to six-fold rise in muscle enzymes have been seen in hypothyroid myopathy, they may also rise to very high levels in polymyositis-like syndrome, making it difficult to differentiate it from inflammatory myositis.
In the literature, CTS which was detected incidentally during nerve conduction studies (NCS) in few cases of inflammatory myositis was reported with an estimated prevalence of 8%.
Inflammatory myositis presents as a painful swelling of the extremity but creatine kinase elevations and proximal muscle weakness indicates the appropriate diagnosis.
Greenstein discharged the boy from the hospital with a diagnosis of inflammatory myositis.
2) However, in our 4 patients with HIV-associated polymyositis, normal CK levels delayed the clinical diagnosis of an inflammatory myositis.
lupus, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory myositis, interstitial lung diseases).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the neck demonstrated focal inflammatory myositis of the paraspinal muscles with intact facial planes (figure).
Creatinine phosphokinase levels, electromyography, and muscle biopsy can predict inflammatory myositis involving the proximal musculature.
In addition, individuals frequently experience problems related to weight loss and malaise, kidney failure, fever, and inflammatory myositis (Beardmore, 1993).
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