Myositis

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Not to be confused with meiosis, miosis, mitosis, or myosotis.
Myositis
Classification and external resources
Specialty rheumatology
ICD-10 M60
ICD-9-CM 729.1
OMIM 160750
DiseasesDB 29473
MedlinePlus 001245
MeSH D009220

Myositis is a general term for inflammation or swelling of the muscles. Injury, medicines, infection, or an immune disorder can lead to myositis.[1] It is e.g. a documented side effect of the lipid-lowering drugs statins and fibrates.

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Types of myositis include:

Diagnosis[edit]

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.

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