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  • What are the long term effects of being on Imuran? Is it feasible that polymyositis patients can eventually be medication free for this particular autoimmune disease? What is the long term prognosis of an individual who has been diagnosed with polymyositis? I recognize that this does vary with each individual. Lastly, the anti-Jo-1 antibody blood lab ranges were modified a few years ago. How does the new system range compare to the former process? Click here for answer

  • Are there any medical breakthroughs or medical trials that are being conducted for polymyositis?  Can the symptoms be reversed if the proper treatment is done? Click here for answer

  • My mother has polymyositis. How might this condition be treated? Click here for answer