|Classification and external resources|
Myositis is a general term for inflammation or swelling of the muscles. Injury, medicines, infection, or an immune disorder can lead to myositis. It is e.g. a documented side effect of the lipid-lowering drugs statins and fibrates.
Types of myositis include:
- myositis ossificans
- (idiopathic) inflammatory myopathies
Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.
- The Myositis Association
- The Johns Hopkins Myositis Center
- University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics Patient Article
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