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Myopathies 03

Topic: Adult

Created on Tuesday, October 2 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Tuesday, October 2 2007.

What is the most common type of myopathy with onset after 50 years of age?

 
        A) Polymyositis
 
        B) Acute illness myopathy
 
        C) Inclusion body myositis
 
        D) Duchene muscular dystrophy
 
        E) Myotonic dystrophy
 

 


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A) Polymyositis

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Polymyositis is the most common form of myopathy seen in adults.  However, inclusion body myositis (aka Inclusion body myopathy), the second most common form of myopathy in adults, is the most common with onset after 50 years of age.  (See References)

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B) Acute illness myopathy

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Inclusion body myositis (aka Inclusion body myopathy), the second most common form of myopathy in adults, is the most common myopathy with onset after 50 years of age.  (See References)

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C) Inclusion body myositis

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Inclusion body myositis (aka Inclusion body myopathy) is the second most common form of myopathy in adults, and the most common with onset after 50 years of age.  Note that inclusion body myositis is not as common as polymyositis, which is the most common form of myopathy seen in adults. 

  (See References)

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D) Duchene muscular dystrophy

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Inclusion body myositis (aka Inclusion body myopathy), the second most common form of myopathy in adults, is the most common myopathy with onset after 50 years of age.  (See References)

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E) Myotonic dystrophy

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Inclusion body myositis (aka Inclusion body myopathy), the second most common form of myopathy in adults, is the most common myopathy with onset after 50 years of age.  (See References)

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References:

1. Levin, K.H., and Luders, H.O. (Eds.) (2000). Comprehensive Clinical Neurophysiology. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
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Myopathies 03
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Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 10/02/2007
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