To create and edit articles, please register and log-in

User Tools

    To create and edit articles, please register and log-in

Site Tools


Main Menu

Main menu
Click categories to expand


A-Z listingplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigA-Z listing

This is an alphabetical index of all content pages.


Other categories

Utilities

Contacts
Register

Also see

Importance Ratings
News
Legal
Donate/Sponsor


Wikenigma supports:


Feeds etc
rss / xml feed
sitemap file
A-Z listing (archived)


Auto-Translate Site

Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of Unknowns Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of the Unknown

Inclusion body myositis (IBM)

Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) (a.k.a. sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis, sIBM) is a rare disease (estimated at between 1 and 71 cases per million) but nevertheless is the most common inflammatory muscle disease in older adults.

It has a gradual onset - from months to years - and causes severe muscle weakness in the arms, fingers and legs. It can also lead to difficulties in breathing and swallowing.

The cause is unknown.

There are currently two main theories regarding its origin. Either that its an inflammation-immune reaction (caused by an unknown trigger) or that its due to accumulation of abnormal proteins in the muscle fibres.

For details see Wikipedia

Note: The name comes from the unusual perforated appearance of microscope slides of damaged muscle fibres, and does not imply that any material is being 'included' in the muscles.


    Share this page :

Dear reader : Do you have any suggestions for the site's content?

Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.

If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !


Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.

( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)

Automatic Translation

You are currently viewing an auto-translated version of Wikenigma

Please be aware that no automatic translation engines are 100% accurate, and so the auto-translated content will very probably feature errors and omissions.

Nevertheless, Wikenigma hopes that the translated content will help to attract a wider global audience.

Show another (random) article

DOKUWIKI IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN BY UNIV.ORG.UK JANUARY 2022