Myositis is inflammation or swelling of the muscles. Injury, medicines, infection, or an immune disorder can lead to myositis. It is a documented side effect of the lipid-lowering drugs statins and fibrates.
TypesTypes of myositis include:
- myositis ossificans
- (idiopathic) inflammatory myopathies
- * dermatomyositis
- ** juvenile dermatomyositis
- * polymyositis
- * inclusion body myositis