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Symptoms and Conditions of Polymyositis

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I have just been diagnosed with Polymyositis and I am in a lot of pain, That has been my primary complaint this whole time. Does polymyositis explain the pain? I have weakness too and I am walking with a crutch.


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replied January 24th, 2006
Immune Disorders Answer A192
Yes, Polymyositis can explain the pain and weakness you are experiencing. Polymyositis is an inflammatory disease with an unknown etiology which affects the muscles, skin, heart, and kidneys.
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