polymyositis


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polymyositis

(ˌpɒlɪˌmaɪəˈsaɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) med a disorder characterized by the inflammation of multiple muscles
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Noun1.polymyositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals
myositis - inflammation of muscle tissue
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pol·y·my·o·si·tis

n. polimiositis. V.: dermatomyositis

polymyositis

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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.
This patient was unique, in that she had recurrent urticaria, which is a very rare manifestation of Dm, whereas other autoimmune disorders like SLE, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, Still's disease have an association with chronic urticaria.
However, specific forms of myositis like dermatomyositis and polymyositis occur when the body's immune system turns against its own muscles, damaging the muscle tissue in the process.
1) Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are the two main types in which the incidence and prevalence of DM is 1.
Although the absolute number of CADM cases is small compared with other inflammatory myopathies, the prevalence of interstitial lung disease (ILD), a serious extramuscular manifestation of CADM and a major complication of dermatomyositis and polymyositis, is quite significant (2).
Focal myositis: a pseudotumoral form of polymyositis.
Electromyoneurography (EMNG) indicated a severe acute polyneuropathy of muscles innervated by perineal nerve and signs of polymyositis.
Our patient was a 68-year-old Caucasian woman with systemic lupus erythematosus and polymyositis who presented with a gradual onset of dysphagia and odynophagia.
The list includes SLE, anti-phospholipid syndrome, vasculitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, polymyositis, Graves' disease and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Long cases taught in the Fourth Year and Final Year include spastic paraplegia, Flacid Paraplegia, Hmiplegia, PICA, Hypoglycemic Brain Injury, Pyogenic Meningitis, Viral Encephalitis, Tuberculous Meningitis, COPD, Asthma, Interstitial Lung Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Gout, Osteoarthritis, Congestive Cardiac Failure, Corpulmonale, Constrictive Pericarditis, Myocardial Infarction, Hypertension, Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease, Infective Endocarditis, Atrial Fibrillation,
They localize to the perivascular region of DM muscle and are found in the inflammatory infiltrates from polymyositis (PM) and DM patients.