People with inflammatory muscle diseases are seen in the Inflammatory Myositis Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in collaboration with colleagues at the Arizona and Florida campuses.
The major muscle diseases that are diagnosed and treated include adult and juvenile dermatomyositis, polymyositis, necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy) and inclusion body myositis. These diseases cause muscle inflammation and damage, or both, that may be treatable.
As these disorders may involve multiple organ systems, such as the skin and lungs, Mayo Clinic often involves other specialists during an evaluation. Depending on your specific needs, your evaluation may include neurologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, physical medicine rehabilitation specialists, occupational therapists and physical therapists.
To help people further, experts in the Inflammatory Myositis Clinic vigorously pursue clinical research into the causes and treatment of inflammatory myositis in collaboration with other researchers at Mayo Clinic, nationally and internationally. The clinic is a center for major treatment trials involving people with myositis, which gives patients access to the most cutting-edge treatments, depending on their conditions.