Muscular diseases do not always have “neuromuscular” roots. Still quite unknown is the inflammation of muscles. This type of disease belongs to the family of autoimmune diseases. This is myositis and belongs to Rheumatic disease. The experts at Johns Hopkins’ rheumatology department show the latest findings. Here we go
The term “autoimmune myositis” describes a group of diseases in which the immune system causes inflammation of the muscle. Each disease is marked by a specific antibody biomarker that may help give rheumatologists clues about potential symptoms, treatments and disease prognosis. An antibody biomarker was recently discovered that identifies people with chronic skeletal muscle disease and severe heart muscle involvement.