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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Muscle involvement may eventuate later in the disease course in some patients, who may present with typical skin disease without clinical signs of myopathy and are referred to as dermatomyositis sine myositis.
However, specific forms of myositis like dermatomyositis and polymyositis occur when the body's immune system turns against its own muscles, damaging the muscle tissue in the process.
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1) Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are the two main types in which the incidence and prevalence of DM is 1.
Background: The immunopathologic mechanism underlying dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) remains poorly understood.