Description:What are polymyositis & dermatomyositis? They are a group of conditions in which there is inflammation of the muscles. ... more
Polymyositis ... Resulting disability is very variable: sometimes weakness is mild but at the other extreme there may be major disability. Generally speaking, polymyositis and dermatomyositis respond to treatment.
Newest Review: ... of time required, I was struggling to get out of my chair, I had pains in my thighs but these were spasmodic and changed places, making me feel it was all in my head. Within a week I could not 'remember' how to kneel down instead I had to pull myself down using whatever furniture was available, then I couldn't manage to get downstairs but could climb stairs, at this point I really thought I ... more
Customer Polymyositis Reviews (2)
by - written on 13/03/13 (Very useful, 93 readings)
Dermatomyositis is a rare autoimmune disease whereby the body attacks itself, in this case mainly large muscles and the skin, though it can also attack the lung and throat muscles. While the cause is unknown it is felt that it can be triggered by a viral infection. On my 50th birthday I developed gastroenteritis (norovirus) it only lasted 1 day but I never really recovered from it, I had no energy and no appetite. About 2 weeks later I developed a rash, intensely itchy on my left knee which, being me, I decided was a post viral rash and could wait. As it was coming up to Christmas I ignored it until the 28th. Meanwhile the itch had spread to my chest, back and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/06 (Very useful, 1015 readings)
Polymyositis (PM) is a weakness and degeneration of the muscles and is a very rare chronic connective tissue disease which can show different signs and symptoms from person to person. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease which can continue to attack the body's own normal and healthy tissues after fighting infections and viruses that have caused swelling, weakness, degeneration and inflammation to the muscles. It is believed that some medicines may trigger autoantibodies and white blood cells in the blood to attack the muscles after a viral infection and leads to degeneration of the muscle. Diagnosis takes several months with plenty of tests, which include physical .. Read the complete review