The disease is treated with anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids and drugs that suppress the immune system.
When your muscle strength gets better, your doctor may tell you to slowly cut back on your doses. However, most people with this condition must take a medicine called prednisone indefinitely.
If the condition is associated with a
Some people may recover and have symptoms completely disappear. Doctors have reported several such cases, especially in children.
In adults, death may result from severe and prolonged muscle weakness, malnutrition,
Acute renal failure
- Cancer (
malignancy) Inflammation of the heart Joint pain
- Lung disease
Calling your health care provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have muscle weakness or other symptoms of this condition.