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Myositis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the muscles and is often associated with severe muscle weakness. Myositis can also affect other organ systems including the skin, joints, lungs, heart, and gastrointestinal tract. It is a chronic disease, meaning it lasts a long time. The most common forms of myositis are polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
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