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Name Polymyositis
Related to/Also known as Myositis
Symptoms of Polymyositis
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
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Tel: 02380 449708
Children & young people Patients and Parents (Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Centre)
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Online resources Myositis (polymyositis and dermatomyositis) (NHS Choices website)
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Our resources Teddy-Bo's Feeling Tired: A Story all about living with myositis

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Polymyositis and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Teddy-Bo's Feeling Tired: A Story all about living with myositis