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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

An umbrella term for diseases which have chronic muscle inflammation and weakness of unknown etiology. The types of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy are further defined by either clinicopathologic criteria or by the presence of certain autoantibodies. [from NCI]

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Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis. . Causes of muscle disorders include. -Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis . -A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy. -Some cancers. -Inflammation, such as myositis. -Diseases of nerves that affect muscles. -Infections. -Certain medicines. Sometimes the cause is not known.  [from MedlinePlus]

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