Inclusion Body Myositis
What is Inclusion Body Myositis?
Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis (s-IBM) is an inflammatory
muscle condition that is characterized by the progressive weakness
and wasting of muscles (atrophy). The name was derived from the
presence of abnormal bodies containing protein and inflammation in
the muscles. s-IBM primarily affects the limbs of an individual,
and to a lesser extent, other muscles of the body. (This is not to
be confused with the inherited condition Inclusion Body Myopathy
which does not have any associated inflammation). For
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The 188th ENMC International Workshop: Inclusion
Body Myositis, December 2011, Naarden, The Nertherlands
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This page was reviewed 19 Feb 2016