Polymyositis, dermatomyositis and sarcoid myopathy
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are a group of conditions in which there is inflammation of the muscles. Resulting disability is very variable: sometimes weakness is mild but at the other extreme there may be significant disability. Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause, which is characterised by small areas of tissue reaction, called "granulomas".
Support and information
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is here for you and your family. For more information about Polymyositis & and dermatomyositis or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone) firstname.lastname@example.org
Support and information is also available through the Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Support Group - 023 80449708.
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