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Classification & external resources
ICD-9 M60.
OMIM 160750
DiseasesDB 29473
MedlinePlus 001245

Myositis is a general term for inflammation of the muscles. Many such conditions are considered likely to be caused by autoimmune conditions, rather than directly due to infection (although autoimmune conditions can be activated or exacerbated by infections.)

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.


Types of myositis include:

See also

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