Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.

polymyositis

polymyositis

An inflammatory disease of the muscles closest to the center of the body. It causes weakness, inability to stand, climb stairs, lift, or reach. It may also cause muscle pain and difficulty swallowing, and may affect the lungs and heart. Having polymyositis increases the risk of certain types of cancer.

Make an Appointment

Call: 800.922.0000

Publications

Connect