Polymyositis Mcq

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  1. Neha Gupta

    Neha Gupta Active Member

    _______________ is seen in Polymyositis ?

    A) Ocular muscle involvement
    B) Pharyngeal involvement
    C) Mechanic finger
    D) Brisk reflexes.
  2. a- ocular muscle involvement
    polymyositis--autoimmune condition in which skeletal muscle is damaged by non suppurative inflammation wid predominant lymphocytic infilteration
    4 main features-

    symmetric proximal limb muscle weakness
    weakness of neck flexors
    dysphagia due to involvement of striated muscles of pharynx
    involvement of respiratory muscles

    ocular muscles are never affacted except in a rare case associated wid myasthenia gravis.involvement of extra ocular muscles rules out diagnosis of polymyositis.

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