Polymyositis is a rare, chronic type of muscle disease known as inflammatory myopathy. Polymyositis belongs to a category of myositis, which includes polymyositis and dermatomyositis, and it causes muscles to be irritated and inflamed.
Myositis originates from two words: “myo,” meaning muscle, and “itis,” meaning inflammation. Thus, myositis refers to a group of diseases that cause inflammation of muscles. Myositis symptoms include pain, swelling, and overall weakness.
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