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Myositis

Myositis is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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DDx

Muscle inflammation

  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's syndrome
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Trichinosis (Trichinella infection)
  • Sarcocystosis
Other causes of proximal muscle weakness
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Endocrine: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Cushing's syndrome
  • Alcoholism
  • Drugs: corticosteroids, statins, clofibrate, colchicine, chloroquine, emetine, aminocaproic acid, bretylium, penicillamine, drugs causing hypokalemia
  • HIV myopathy
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteomalacia
  • Mitochondrial myopathy
  • Diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy

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Last updated: December 1, 2014

Citation

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 April 24, 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 April 24]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114038/all/Myositis.
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