There are a variety of ways inclusion body myositis (IBM) is diagnosed. Physicians will check for a specific kind of weakness in the body, perform an EMG, and check the muscle enzymes. These tests help differentiate IBM from other kinds of inflammatory muscle disease. In this video, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the Director of the Myositis Center, explains how to confirm an Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) diagnosis.
Inclusion body myositis is an inflammatory disease that affects the muscles. It affects more men than women, which makes it different than most other inflammatory diseases that affect mainly women. We are still learning about IBM and what causes it. In this video, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the Director of the Myositis Center, discusses the symptoms and problems many patients with Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) face.
While corticosteroids are a great tool for decreasing inflammation and allergic reactions, some patients may experience side effects. It is important to communicate with your doctor about any negative effects that you may experience. In this video, Dr. Rebecca Manno explains what to look out for while taking corticosteroids.