Polymyositis

  • Inflammation of the muscles due to an immune reaction
  • Symptoms may include a gradual development of muscle weakness in the arms, legs and pelvis, muscle pain and tiredness
  • Cause unknown
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in females
  • Can occur at any age but more often occurs in middle age to elderly adults
  • May be mild to severe
  • May be life threatening in severe cases

  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid exhaustion, rest when tired

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