The first signs that usually appear in IBM patients are trouble getting out of chairs and unexplained falls resulting from leg weakness. In this video, Dr. Tom Lloyd, the co-Director of the Myositis Center, discusses the symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM).
There are a variety of ways inclusion body myositis (IBM) is diagnosed. Physicians will check for a specific kind of weakness in the body, perform an EMG, and check the muscle enzymes. These tests help differentiate IBM from other kinds of inflammatory muscle disease. In this video, Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the Director of the Myositis Center, explains how to confirm an Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) diagnosis.