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Polymyositis


Synonyms of Polymyositis

    Disorder Subdivisions

    • Childhood Polymyositis
    • Polymyositis Associated with Malignant Tumors
    • Polymyositis Associated with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (Overlap Syn)
    • Polymyositis Associated with Sclerodermatomyositis
    • Primary Idiopathic Polymyositis


    General Discussion
    Polymyositis is a systemic connective tissue disorder characterized by inflammatory and degenerative changes in the muscles, leading to symmetric weakness and some degree of muscle atrophy. The areas principally affected are the hip, shoulders, arms, pharynx and neck.



    Organizations related to Polymyositis
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Miller Frederick W., M.D.
      National Institutes of Health
      Bethesda MD 20892
      Phone #: 301-496-6913
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A
    • Muscular Dystrophy Association
      3300 E. Sunrise Dr
      Tucson AZ 85718
      Phone #: 520-529-2000
      800 #: 800-344-4863
      e-mail: mda@mdausa.org
      Home page: http://www.mdausa.org
    • Myositis Association
      1233 20th Street NW
      Washington DC 20036
      Phone #: 202-877-0088
      800 #: 800-821-7356
      e-mail: tma@myositis.org
      Home page: http://www.myositis.org
    • Myositis Support Group
      146 Newtown Road
      Hampshire Intl S019 9HR
      Phone #: 023- 80- 449708
      800 #: --
      e-mail: enquiries@myositis.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.myositis.org.uk
    • Myositis Support Group at the Hospital for Special Surgery
      Hospital for Special Surgery
      New York NY 10021
      Phone #: 212-774-7623
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: fischbeins@hss.edu
      Home page: http://www.hss.edu/myositisgroup
    • Poltz, Paul
      NIAMS
      Bethesda MD 20892
      Phone #: 301-496-1474
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: N/A



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