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Forum Name: Rheumatology Topics
|nifnif12 - Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:16 pm||
Is there a link between polymyositis and vaccines and or mercury?
|Tom Plamondon PA-C - Sun May 17, 2009 9:24 pm||
From what I have read, I do not see any reports of a link between vaccines or mercury and the development of polymyositis.
Potential causes with juvenile polymyositis includes: auto immune response and infection causes.
There may be a genetic predisposition as well that may be elicited by environmental triggers.
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