What are the complications associated with Myositis

What are the complications associated with Myositis

Research is still going on regarding this auto immune disorder. Only certain treatment can help to feel better. Myositis apart from common symptoms and problems also associated with certain other complications.

  • At the start of severe cases muscles used for breathing and swallowing tasks become weak.
  • Heart muscles become weak resulting in weakening of heart.
  • Inflammation of lungs results in scarring of lung tissue causing lung fibrosis.
  • Children with dermatomyositis might develop calcium deposition in damaged muscle causing lesser mobility. It also causes permanent right joints namely contractures.
  • Lupus, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis condition can be provoked.
  • In rare cases myositis can be associated with cancer – abdomen and pelvic cancer.


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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: November 1, 2022

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