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Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network

The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and individuals who are experiencing arthritis-like symptoms.

Arthritis Research Campaign
Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Group

Have an Information section on their website with leaflets to download or order these include one on Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis an A-Z of drugs, as well as other conditions like Rheumatoid Arthriris, Lupus, Raynauds etc.

Muscular Dystropy Campaign
Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Group

Myositis is not a dystrophy but the MDC provides some information on Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis including a FactSheet, what a muscle biopsy entails, alternative therapies, self management pack, chairs, toilet frames, in fact the list is extensive so it is worth browsing their publications list.

Myositis Association
Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Group

An American organisation for all Myositis including Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis. Membership is free. An extensive website includes information and up to date reliable information regarding research and details of diagnositic critera. Useful community area including live podcasts.

Arthritis Care
Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Group

Is a UK charity for arthritis but some of their leaflets contain useful information which is applicable to persons with Myositis. Including those on Keeping Active, Tackling Pain, Medications, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. You will also find extensive PDFs about Benefits including the new PIPs. In addition to their guides they also hold workshops for people with long-term conditions, not just people with arthritis.

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