What are the possible complications of polymyositis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Complications of polymyositis may include the following:

  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Heart block
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Pericarditis
  • Dysphagia
  • Malabsorption
  • Pneumonia
  • Infection [12]
  • Myocardial infarction [13]
  • Carcinoma - Especially in the breast and lung [14]
  • Steroid myopathy or other complications of steroid therapy

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