What are the treatment options for myopathies?

Updated: Dec 28, 2017
  • Author: Courtney A Bethel, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

The treatment of a myopathy is dependent on its etiology and can range from supportive and symptomatic management to therapy for specific conditions. Such treatments may include the following:

  • Supportive: Management of airway, breathing, circulation; hydration; intensive care management may be needed in some cases
  • Drug therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Surgery

See Treatment for more detail.


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