What are the symptoms for Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis (Myopathy)?

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The symptoms for Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis (Myopathy) include the following:


  • is your symptoms acute (something that's new, not some chronic condition that you've had for a long time)?
  • joint pain
  • muscle aches
  • difficulty swallowing
  • paralysis
  • red, blue or purple fingers
  • rash
  • skin redness
  • weakness
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • skin problem or abnormality

You don't have to have all of the symptoms above to be diagnosed with Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis (Myopathy). Take the diagnostic quiz to determine whether you may have this disease.