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5 Facts you should know about

Polymyositis

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1

A group of muscle diseases

characterized by chronic muscle inflammation and weakness.

2

Polymyositis mostly affects the skeletal muscle.

3

Muscle weakness can cause difficulties climbing stairs,

rising from a seated position, lifting objects, or reaching overhead.

4

Most cases are seen in adults between the ages of 31 and 60 years.

5

The disease is more common among women and among black individuals.

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