Inflammatory-Myopathies-Information-Page

Inflammatory Myopathies Information Page


What research is being done?

The National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), along with other agencies within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports a wide range of research on neuromuscular disorders, including myositis and the inflammatory myopathies. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is the primary funding institute for these efforts.

NIH researchers are working to identify the causes of muscle weakness in order to discover effective treatments. Researchers are working to develop objective, imaging-based methods for describing the muscle damage associated with inflammatory muscle disease.  NIH-funded researchers are studying childhood-onset polymyositis and dermatomyositis to learn more about their causes, immune system changes throughout the course of the disease, and associated medical problems.  Also, NIH-funded researchers are looking for better, less invasive ways of diagnosing these disorders. Other NIH-funded researchers are studying the genetic diversity disease susceptibility in the inflammatory myopathies. 

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Myositis

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What research is being done?

The National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), along with other agencies within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports a wide range of research on neuromuscular disorders, including myositis and the inflammatory myopathies. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is the primary funding institute for these efforts.

NIH researchers are working to identify the causes of muscle weakness in order to discover effective treatments. Researchers are working to develop objective, imaging-based methods for describing the muscle damage associated with inflammatory muscle disease.  NIH-funded researchers are studying childhood-onset polymyositis and dermatomyositis to learn more about their causes, immune system changes throughout the course of the disease, and associated medical problems.  Also, NIH-funded researchers are looking for better, less invasive ways of diagnosing these disorders. Other NIH-funded researchers are studying the genetic diversity disease susceptibility in the inflammatory myopathies. 

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Myositis

The National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), along with other agencies within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports a wide range of research on neuromuscular disorders, including myositis and the inflammatory myopathies. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is the primary funding institute for these efforts.

NIH researchers are working to identify the causes of muscle weakness in order to discover effective treatments. Researchers are working to develop objective, imaging-based methods for describing the muscle damage associated with inflammatory muscle disease.  NIH-funded researchers are studying childhood-onset polymyositis and dermatomyositis to learn more about their causes, immune system changes throughout the course of the disease, and associated medical problems.  Also, NIH-funded researchers are looking for better, less invasive ways of diagnosing these disorders. Other NIH-funded researchers are studying the genetic diversity disease susceptibility in the inflammatory myopathies. 

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Myositis


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Polymyositis information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Inclusion Body Myositis (Inflammatory Myopathy) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

Dermatomyositis information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).