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.
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The patient was emaciation, and physical examination revealed heliotrope sign, poikiloderma involving the face, “V” sign of the chest, and the upper arm, nail fold telangiectasia, and large well-defined ulcers on the abdomen, back, and upper arms, there was no Gottron sign [Figure 1].
Multicenter This study study * Anti-Mi-2 (+) pts., number (%) 9/376 (2.4) 7/124 (5.6) Age at onset, median (range), y 45 (16-66) 62 (40-73) Sex, M/F, number 6/3 1/6 Diagnosis, % Classical DM 100 100 Clinically amyopathic DM 0 0 Clinical features, % Muscle weakness 100 100 Arthritis 11 14 ILD 11 0 Malignancy 0 0 Skin eruptions, % Heliotrope rash 67 57 Facial erythema ** 56 100 Gottron sign 89 100 Prognosis (alive), % 100 100 * Data from [10].
The clinical domain includes specific, extrathoracic, clinical features, such as Raynaud phenomenon, palmar telangiectasia, distal digital tip ulceration, digital fissuring ("mechanic hands"), and a rash on the extensor surfaces of the digits (Gottron sign), which may indicate an underlying autoimmune process.