What are the signs and symptoms of myositis?
ANA profile, collection, drug relation eg statins should be looked for
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Muscle biopsy would be required if infectious myositis or inclusion body myositis is suspected. In dermatomyositis , skin and muscle both biopsies may be advised to confirm or rule out the diagnosis.
The symptoms include muscular pain and myalgia. ANA profile, LDH, ESR/ CRP levels can be advised. Imaging with ultrasound of the affected muscle group can also be used adjunctively to rule out any collection.
Statin use can also lead to elevated levels of CPK. If statin use history is present and its further indicated then ezetimibe or other option as an alternative can be utilized based on the lipid profile or respective indication.
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