Inclusion Body Myositis Medication

Updated: Jun 08, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Collins, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, CPE, MHCM, FAAPL  more...
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Medication Summary

Different immunosuppressive treatment regimens have been reported (see Treatment/Medical Care). The general consensus is that none of these treatments has proven benefits.

Despite lack of responsiveness to treatment, patients may be offered a trial of steroids in the hope of at least slowing progression, but this is controversial (see Prognosis). Given the variety of empiric treatment protocols, the reader is referred directly to these reports for details.