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What is myositis

What is myositis
Myositis is an auto-immune condition
Actor Samantha Prabhu said recently that she has myositis
She had also posted a picture of her sitting down with a IV bag connected to her hand
Let us have a look at what is myositis
Myositis is a condition where the immune system of the body attacks the muscles
There are two types of myositis-polymyositis and dermatomyositis
The condition can be caused by certain medications, thyroid, toxins and medications
Some of the common symptoms are weakness, pain and low grade fever
With this condition climbing stairs and performing day-to-day chores can become a challenge
Breathing difficulties, difficulty in swallowing and rashes are some of the unusual symptoms
The muscles around the shoulder, hips and thighs are usually affected
The first treatment is steroids for inflammation. Plasmapheresis and steroid pulse are given for acute relapse
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