Here you’ll find additional resources for your convenience.

Myositis Support
The Myositis Association
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
Understanding Myositis Community
American Autoimmune Related Disease Association

Coping with a Myositis Disease by James R. Kilpatrick

This book collects the stories of 4 patients with a myositis disease, including patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis. Through their personal accounts, you can gain some insight into what to expect. Learn more about Coping with a Myositis Disease.

Google Books

Polymyositis: Causes, Tests and Treatment by John Hewitt MA

If you’ve just been diagnosed with polymyositis, you may find this book very helpful. It will tell you the basics of what to expect as you start treatment.

Google Books

Living Well with Autoimmune Disease by Mary J. Shomon

This guide to autoimmune diseases offers ideas for lifestyle changes and treatment options you can consider.

Google Books

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