dermatomyositis


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dermatomyositis

(ˌdɜːmətəʊˌmaɪəˈsaɪtɪs)
n
a chronic medical condition characterized by inflammation of muscles (myositis), accompanied by a skin rash
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Noun1.dermatomyositis - myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
myositis - inflammation of muscle tissue
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Dermatomyositis

der·ma·to·my·o·si·tis

n. dermatomiositis, enfermedad del tejido conectivo con manifestaciones de dermatitis, edema e infl. de los músculos.

dermatomyositis

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The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are relatively rare diseases, and the incidence of dermatomyositis is estimated at 1-10 cases per million in adults (2).
Nerve conduction studies in patients with dermatomyositis or polymyositis.
Classification criteria for polymyositis and dermatomyositis [published erratum appears in J Rheumatol 1995:22:1807].
Punch biopsy of the hand lesions revealed cellular changes consistent with dermatomyositis (DM).
Malignancies associated with dermatomyositis and polymyositis in Taiwan: a nationwide population-based study.
Her determination to win her fight with dermatomyositis has since seen her go on to travel the world, raise nearly PS100,000 for charity and even carry the Olympic torch through Coventry ahead of the 2012 Games in London.
In my experience, and according to anecdotal reports from others, lower doses (such as 10-25 mg per day), when used in combination with other interventions, are sometimes beneficial for patients with autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.
The drug has also been reported to cause an array of dermatological reactions that include alopecia, skin or fungal hyperpigmentation, poikiloderma, erythematous scaling eruptions, atrophy of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, erythema and scaling of acral sites simulating chronic dermatomyositis, lichen planus-like lesions, and skin tumors on UV-exposed areas (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9).
In dermatomyositis cases, the symptoms of polymyositis affect the skin as well as the muscles, which manifests itself as a rash.
High-resolution CT findings of lung disease in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
1) Auto-immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome and dermatomyositis are possible causes.
Katie and Hannah Swan are the only twins in Britain with juvenile dermatomyositis, an auto immune disorder of the skin, joints and muscles.