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Dermatomyositis Information Page
... Dermatomyositis is one of a group of acquired muscle diseases called inflammatory myopathies. The disease, which has a somewhat severe onset, affects both children and adults. Females are more often a...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Muscular Dystrophy Information Page
... The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles which control movement. There are many forms of muscular dy...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

Musculoskeletal Diseases And Disorders Articles

  • Dermatomyositis Information Page
    ... Dermatomyositis is one of a group of acquired muscle diseases called inflammatory myopathies. The disease, which has a somewhat severe onset, affects both children and adults. Females are more often a...
  • Dystonias Fact Sheet
    ... The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, ma...
  • Friedreich's Ataxia Fact Sheet
    ... Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. It is name...
  • Handout on Health: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... This booklet is for people who have rheumatoid arthritis, as well as for their family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about this disease. The booklet describes how rheumatoid ar...
  • Muscular Dystrophy Information Page
    ... The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles which control movement. There are many forms of muscular dy...
  • Myoclonus Fact Sheet
    ... Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myoclonic twitches or jerks usually are caused by...
  • Polymyositis Information Page
    ... Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that causes varying degrees of decreased muscle power. The disease has a gradual onset and generally begins in the second decade of life. Polymyositis ra...
  • Questions and Answers About Acne
    ... This fact sheet contains general information about acne. It describes what acne is and how it develops, the causes of acne, and the treatment options for various forms of acne. Information is also pro...
  • Questions and Answers About Alopecia Areata
    ... This booklet contains general information about alopecia areata (al-oh-PEE-shah ar-ee-AH-tah). It describes what alopecia is, its causes, and treatment options. Information is also provided on current...
  • Questions and Answers About Avascular Necrosis
    ... Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and causes the bone to collapse. If the process inv...

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