Myositis and You

“This gem of a book is a great resource to educate, remove some of the fears, and provide hope for anyone faced with living with this disease.”

John H. Klippel, MD
Former President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation

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Cure JM Foundation funded the first book ever published about juvenile myositis: Myositis and You.

Co-edited by one of our founders, this comprehensive guide features over 450 pages with contributions from over 80 experts and medical professionals. Myositis and You is available through amazon.com.

By reading this book, you will:

  • Learn what juvenile myositis (JM) is and how to explain it to children and teens
  • Understand the symptoms of JM, tests used to diagnose it, and how to find medical help
  • Find strategies to help cope with JM as a family
  • Understand treatment options and how health professionals track your child’s progress
  • Discover a number of resources to assist you in your journey

Proceeds from the sale of this book will help fund further research into juvenile myositis.

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.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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