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Polymyositis Treatment Information
Treatment options for polymyositis include:
- Corticosteroids. Synthetic hormones, such as prednisone, reduce inflammation and serve as a key treatment for polymyositis, allowing many patients to recover their strength within three months. Our specialists carefully monitor patients for potential side effects such as osteoporosis and weight gain.
- Immune suppressants. These medications can alleviate symptoms in many polymyositis patients, especially those who have not responded well to corticosteroids.
- Intravenous immunoglobulin. Some cases of polymyositis respond to the injection of this blood product, which contains antibodies from healthy donors.
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Polymyositis Support Services
National organizations offering patient-friendly information on polymyositis include:
A Sampling of Polymyositis Support Services
American College of Rheumatology
This organization, representing rheumatologists and other rheumatology professionals, offers information on polymyositis and related conditions.
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Polymyositis is among the neuromuscular disorders for which this nonprofit group funds research and services.
This nonprofit group is focused on advocacy, education and research related to all types of myositis, including polymyositis.