EDWARD H. SCHWAB, M.D.; PAUL BRINDLEY, M.D.; MEYER BODANSKY, Ph.D.; TITUS H. HARRIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Localized disease of the muscular system of an acute or subacute nature, commonly designated muscular rheumatism, fibrositis, myositis, or myalgia, is of very common occurrence. Pemberton1 has remarked that it is probably one of the most widespread and frequently occurring conditions to which human beings are subject, excepting mild infections of the upper respiratory tract. Quite in contrast to the above statement is the fact that inflammatory muscular diseases of a generalized nature, either acute, subacute, or chronic, are exceedingly rare. In the acute and subacute group four types are recognized: primary suppurative myositis which is only occasionally generalized; myositis,
SCHWAB EH, BRINDLEY P, BODANSKY M, HARRIS TH. Generalized Myositis Fibrosa. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:422–434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-422
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