Infectious Myositis Definition


Infectious Myositis:

Inflammation of skeletal muscle (MUSCLE, SKELETAL). Infectious, autoimmune, and paraneoplastic processes represent some of the more common conditions that may be associated with myositis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed., pp 1402-13)

Synonym: inflammatory myopathy, inflammatory muscle disease, infectious myositides, idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, focal myositis, focal myositides, proliferative myositis, proliferative myositides, myositis, myositides.