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5 Facts you should know about

Inclusion body myositis

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The weakness comes on slowly (over months to years) in an asymmetric manner and progresses steadily, leading to severe weakness and wasting of arm and leg muscles

2

Common early symptoms include frequent tripping and falling, weakness going up the stairs, and trouble manipulating the fingers

3

Patients may become unable to perform activities of daily living and most require assistive devices within 5 to 10 years of symptom onset

4

IBM is more common in men than women

5

Dysphagia is present in 40%-85% of IBM cases

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