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Myositis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 M60.
ICD-9 729.1
OMIM 160750
DiseasesDB 29473
MedlinePlus 001245
MeSH D009220

Myositis is a general term for inflammation of the muscles. Many such conditions are considered likely to be caused by autoimmune conditions, rather than directly due to infection (although autoimmune conditions can be activated or exacerbated by infections.) It is also a documented side effect of the lipid-lowering drugs statins and fibrates.

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.

Types

Types of myositis include:

See also

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