Inclusion body myositis (IBM)
Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is a disease of muscle, which causes muscles to become thin and weak. It was recognised as a disease in its own right in the 1960's. It usually occurs in middle to late life and is more common in men than women. IBM is a slowly progressive condition causing a gradual deterioration in muscle strength over the years. Most limb muscles can be affected.
Support and Information
We are here for you and your family. For more information about IBM or for support, contact our freephone support line or send us an email (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6pm): 0800 652 6352 (freephone) email@example.com.
Alternatively you can contact the Myositis Support Group on 023 8044 9708.
- Find a clinical trial See an overview of current clinical trials into muscle-wasting conditions in the UK and around the world
- Research we are funding See the current world-class pioneering research into potential treatments and cures that we are funding
- Publications Read our free publications including our expert factsheets about medical conditions and comprehensive guides on adapting your home
- Your stories Read about families and individuals who are affected by muscle-wasting conditions