Exercise and Juvenile Myositis

In this presentation, Dr. Laura Tasan explains more about the importance of exercise for JM patients. Since JM children suffer from endurance and fatigue issues, exercise for JM kids is a safe form of “medicine” to counter the effects of the disease on a JM patient’s muscles.

Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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