Inclusion body myositis
Other Names for this Disease
- Inflammatory myopathy
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inflammatory myopathy that is characterized by chronic, progressive muscle inflammation and muscle weakness. Symptoms usually begin after the age of 50, although the condition can occur earlier. The onset of muscle weakness usually occurs over months or years. This condition affects both the proximal (close to the trunk of the body) and distal (further away from the trunk) muscles. There is currently no effective treatment for IBM. The cause is unclear in most cases, but it can sometimes be inherited.Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an
Last updated: 9/26/2014
- NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). April 16, 2014; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/inclusion_body_myositis/inclusion_body_myositis.htm. Accessed 9/26/2014.
- Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM): Causes/Inheritance. Muscular Dystrophy Association. http://mda.org/disease/inclusion-body-myositis/causes-inheritance. Accessed 9/26/2014.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Inclusion body myositis. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association has a Web page on inclusion body myositis. Click on the link to view this information.
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- The Muscular Dystrophy Association has developed a resource called "Facts About Myopathies" that discusses commonly asked questions regarding myopathies. Click on the link above to view this information page.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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