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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Although the patient had eczema and ulceration on the dorsal surface of both hands on the first day of hospitalization, she did not present with Gottron's sign or muscle weakness, which are characteristic of DM.
(1) Demographics 60-year-old Japanese Male Duration of dermatomyositis 10 years diagnosis Features of dermatomyositis Heliotrope rash Gottron's sign Amyopathic Known associated Jo-1-negative antibodies ANA-positive Initial management of Prednisone 20 mg dermatomyositis daily Signs of RPGN Fever, proteinuria, hematuria, elevated creatinine, renal biopsy confirmative p-ANCA/MPO Positive Initial management of Methylprednisolone ANCA vasculitis 500 mg IV x 3 days Plasma exchange Maintenance therapy Oral prednisone taper Clinical outcome Hemodialysis dependent Yuste et al.
Dermatomyositis is characterized by violaccous color of eyelid (heliotrope), keratotic papules over knuckes (Gottron's papule), erythema over knee/elow (Gottron's sign).