What is included in patient education about polymyositis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with polymyositis should be educated early about the disease and should be provided with realistic expectations about outcomes. Most patients show significant improvement with treatment.

Stress the need for close follow-up care, continued physical therapy, and long-term therapy with monitoring of several parameters, and warn patients regarding adverse events related to medications. Patients may visit The Myositis Association Web site for more information.


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