FAQ’s Archive

Is it hereditary?

So far evidence has not shown that it is passed down in family genes.

Is there a cure?

No, but many people that have Polymiositis can live a mostly normal life with the help of medications like anti-rejection drugs, etc. Some children that develop Polymiositis will grow out of it but if you have it for more than a few years it is likely that it will be a chronic disease for a

What Causes Polymyositis?

There are a number of different theories but I do not think anyone knows exactly the trigger that causes the immune system to think that the muscle tissue is foreign.