Welcome to the Myositis Directory
Myositis is a rare, incurable muscle disease. The cause of is not known. Myositis means inflammation of the muscles. It is a type of muscular dystrophy MD. It is sometimes referred to as autoimmune myopathy or inflammatory myopathy or idiopathic inflammatory myositis IIM. (idiopathic means the cause is unknown)There are 3 main types of Myositis:
Myositis means inflammation of the muscles.
Myositis is a type of muscular dystrophy MD.
This disease is sometimes referred to as autoimmune myopathy or inflammatory myopathy or idiopathic inflammatory myositis IIM (idiopathic means the cause is unknown)
OVERVIEWS ABOUT MYOSITIS
About Myositis from The Myositis Association
Myositis Disorders from Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Inflammatory and Immune Myopathies: Acquired from Neuromuscular Disease Centre, Washington, USA
AUTOIMMUNE-MYOSITIS University of Sydney, Australia, medical school, Rheumatology Dept.
Your Orthopaedic Connection: Myositis American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Outcome in patients with idiopathic morbidity and mortality from Centre for Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University College Hospital, London 2002.
POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS
Microsoft PowerPoint - Muscle Lecture Includes Inflammatory myopathy - chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate...and differentials UNIVERSITY MEDICINE UTAH
Powerpoint - Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies St. Michael's Hospital, Division of Rheumatology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Myositis for beginners - Microsoft PowerPoint - Myositis for ...www.myositis.org
Idiopathic Inflammatory Myositis Reading List from rheumatology.org (updated in 2007 by Dr. Shirley Wang & Dr. Ira Targoff)
MUSCLES OF THE BODY