What is myositis?

Myositis is a rare auto-immune condition that causes inflammation of the muscles. The body’s immune system attacks its own cells, thinking it as a foreign body.

Types of myositis

1.Polymyositis 2.Dermatomyositis 3.Inclusion body myositis

Causes of myositis

Myositis is caused due to certain conditions like 1.Rheumatoid arthritis 2.Lupus 3.Scleroderma 4.Bacterial and viral infection


Myositis cannot be cured. However, there are many treatment options available. 1. Exercise 2. Physiotherapy 3. Steroids 4. Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs 5. Immunoglobulin therapy 6. Biologic therapie