What are musculoskeletal symptoms of polymyositis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients can present with arthralgias or arthritis. Arthritis is usually symmetrical and involves the knees, wrists, and hands (associated with antisynthetase antibodies). A severe, deforming arthropathy without erosions has been reported; erosive changes are very rare.

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