Idiopathic eosinophilic myositis

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Idiopathic eosinophilic myositis

Synonyms: Idiopathic eosinophilia-associated myopathy

A rare idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by eosinophilic infiltration and inflammatory lesions of the skeletal muscle tissue in the absence of an identifiable causative factor (e.g. parasitic infection drug intake systemic or malignant disease). Clinically patients may present focal or generalized muscle weakness and pain difficulties to walk motor clumsiness and/or mild bilateral Achilles tendon contracture as well as elevated serum creatine kinase levels and peripheral blood and/or bone marrow hypereosinophilia.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version February 2024

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