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Other causes of proximal muscle weakness
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Sjögren's syndrome
- Inclusion body myositis
- Trichinosis (Trichinella infection)
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Endocrine: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing's syndrome
- Drugs: corticosteroids, statins, clofibrate, colchicine, chloroquine, emetine, aminocaproic acid, bretylium, penicillamine, drugs causing hypokalemia
- HIV myopathy
- Spinal stenosis
- Mitochondrial myopathy
- Diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy
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Last updated: December 1, 2014
Zeiger, Roni F.. "Myositis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114038/all/Myositis.
Zeiger RF. Myositis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114038/all/Myositis. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Myositis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114038/all/Myositis
Zeiger RF. Myositis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 October 22]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114038/all/Myositis.
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