Polymyositis - adult

Polymyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. It leads to muscle weakness, swelling, tenderness, and tissue damage. It is part of a larger group of diseases called myositis.

Superficial anterior muscles

Superficial muscles are close to the surface of the skin. Muscles which lie closer to bone or internal organs are called deep muscles.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional