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
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polymyositis

n polimiositis f
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D-penicillamine, zidovudine (AZT), and viral or bacterial infection may produce inflammatory myopathy similar to polymyositis. (7) A history of exposure to myotoxic drugs (such as statins) and toxins has been excluded.
She was exonerated only after a post-mortem proved the baby had died from polymyositis, a rare muscle-destroying disease.
Its effectiveness in other conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, is not as well established.
"When I feel desperate, it helps to know I have some real buddies in my group," says 42-year-old Jan Gonzales, who suffers from the connective tissue disease polymyositis. "You can have very supportive families and friends -- and that's a blessing -- but you still walk down this road alone.
Based on her clinical picture, an inflammatory myopathy, most likely polymyositis (PM) was suspected.
They are classified based on clinicopathological features in four types: dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), necrotizing autoimmune myositis, and inclusion-body myositis [1].
Background: The immunopathologic mechanism underlying dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) remains poorly understood.
From 17 submissions, 8 papers are published covering these autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus nephritis (LN), polymyositis, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS).
A literature review revealed only three reported cases of polymyositis associated rhabdomyolysis.
Acute rhabdomyolysis with severe polymyositis following ipilimumab-nivolumab treatment in a cancer patient with elevated anti-striated muscle antibody.
We are also pleased to announce the planned expansion of our KZR-616 clinical program with additional Phase 2 trials commencing in up to four new indications later this year, including dermatomyositis and polymyositis. Lastly, our ongoing discovery efforts in protein secretion are progressing well, and we anticipate nominating our first oncology clinical candidate before the end of the year."