Alternative Treatment for Inclusion Body Myositis

Inclusion Body Myositis connected to the group of inflammatory myopathies. Inflammatory myopathies are a group of muscle disorders in which there is inflammation of the muscles and further connected tissues. Myopathy develops mostly due to inflammation caused by cell damage. In Inclusion Body Myositis, the inflammatory cells attack the muscle tissues resulting in muscle degeneration. In some cases, there is no major inflammation occuring and therefore in such cases the disorder is termed as Inclusion Body Myopathy. This is generally in genetic cases of Inclusion Body Myositis.

As of now, there is no Alternative Treatment for Inclusion Body Myositis. Usually, in a patient who has Inclusion Body Myositis corticosteroids are given to help with muscle strength but the condition is such that even these are not extensively effective. Apart from this, immunosuppressive medications may also be given but even they have not confirmed to be very effective in treatment of Inclusion Body Myositis. In some cases of Inclusion Body Myositis, intravenous immunoglobulin has shown some efficacy in treating this condition but the effects have been very short lasting. Physical therapy is often optional to maintain some sort of strength and mobility in the muscles which become gradually weak due to progression of Inclusion Body Myositis.