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Myositis is inflammation or swelling of the muscles. Injury, medicines, infection, or an immune disorder can lead to myositis. It is 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.
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are first treated with high doses of corticosteroids.
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