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What are the signs and symptoms of myositis?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: can you tell me how common myositis is, can it be treated effectively and most importantly, are the effects of myositis permanent; that is can skeletal muscle tissue damage be arrested for someone with a history of statin with e intervention of ezetimibe or similar medications? will there be residual muscle tissue damage even after medical treatment and can the damage be mitigated at all with drug intervention?
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
usually ,effects are reversible

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting the question.
I have gone through your medical history in detail.

First of all,myositis is not that common.Dermatomyositis and viral myositis are the commonest forms that are seen.

If diagnosed at an early stage (before the structural integrity of the muscles is disturbed),the changes of myositis are usually reversible and the muscle usually gets back to normal.

It can be effectively treated after checking the CPK levels in blood and muscle biopsy/histopathology.

Ezetimibe is quite effective with very good results and is being used more effectively recently.

Residual muscle damage occurs only when the diagnosis / commencement of treatment is late. Such kind of residual damage,once occured,is usually irreversible and difficult to heal completely with drug intervention.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Kind regards.

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Brief Answer: usually ,effects are reversible Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting the question. I have gone through your medical history in detail. First of all,myositis is not that common.Dermatomyositis and viral myositis are the commonest forms that are seen. If diagnosed at an early stage (before the structural integrity of the muscles is disturbed),the changes of myositis are usually reversible and the muscle usually gets back to normal. It can be effectively treated after checking the CPK levels in blood and muscle biopsy/histopathology. Ezetimibe is quite effective with very good results and is being used more effectively recently. Residual muscle damage occurs only when the diagnosis / commencement of treatment is late. Such kind of residual damage,once occured,is usually irreversible and difficult to heal completely with drug intervention. I hope the answer was useful. Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have. Thank you. Kind regards.