|Related to/Also known as||Myositis|
|Symptoms||Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that causes varying degrees of decreased muscle power. The disease has a gradual onset; the most common symptom is muscle weakness.|
|Types||Dermatomyositis is a related condition where a particular skin rash occurs, along with muscle inflammation.|
|Useful national contacts||Myositis UK
Tel: 02380 449708
|Online resources||Myositis (polymyositis and dermatomyositis) (NHS Choices website)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.