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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Patients with dermatomyositis and serum anti-MDA5 can develop mucocutaneous phenotypes including Gottron's papules, oral mucosal pain, palmar papules with tenderness, and nail fold ulcerations.
Clinically, amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) is a variant phenotype of dermatomyositis defined by characteristic skin manifestations such as a heliotrope rash and Gottron's papules (1), but little or no evidence of myopathy_ENREF_2.
Vleugels emphasized that it's important not to miss a more subtle, less violaceous heliotrope eruption, especially in lighter-skinned patients; similarly, Gottron's papules are not always papular and limited to the knuckle pads, but can be more macular and linear, with psoriasiform scaling.