Polymyositis is an autoimmune, neuromuscular disease in the myositis family. It is also referred to as a connective tissue disease as it involves the collagen and/or elastin that bind the body together. In Polymyositis, the body’s immune system attacks and degenerates muscles causing painful inflammation. It is more common in women, but it also affects men. The disease is rare, affecting approximately .1% of women in the United States. Doctors are not clear on the direct cause of the disease; however, cancer present in the body is thought to be a trigger for the disease in men.
Symptoms of Polymyositis
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