Subacute Polymyositis in Young Patient | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Subacute Polymyositis in Young Patient

Author(s):Darshan Kumar Manubhai Raval and Ummayhany Bharmal*

An inflammatory myositis is a group of conditions that mainly include Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, Necrotizing myositis, and Inclusion body myositis. All of them are characterized by elevated levels of serum creatinine kinase. Polymyositis is marked by symmetrical proximal muscle weakness of the shoulder and pelvic girdle and presents as difficulty in walking, climbing stairs, rising from a sitting position, or difficulty in overhead abduction of hands. We present a case of a young healthy male who presented with subacute onset of polymyositis. A healthy 17-year-old male presented with complaints of difficulty in walking, not being able to stand from a sitting position, and pain in the back of the left thigh for 1 month. The patient also reported multiple falls while walking during this duration of one month.

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