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What is dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis is one of a group of inflammatory muscle diseases. It is a subtype of inflammatory muscle disease. The disease, which has a subacute (somewhat short and relatively severe) onset, can affect both children and adults. Females are more often affected than males. Dermatomyositis may affect people of any race, age or sex, although it is twice as common in women than in men. The onset of the disease is most common in those aged 50 to 70. Women are twice as likely as men to develop either disorder. In adults, these disorders may occur alone or as part of other connective tissue disorders, such as mixed connective tissue disease.

More information on dermatomyositis

What is dermatomyositis? - Dermatomyositis is one of a group of inflammatory muscle diseases. It is a subtype of inflammatory muscle disease.
What causes dermatomyositis? - The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Dermatomyositis belongs to a group of conditions called inflammatory myopathies.
What're the symptoms of dermatomyositis? - Dermatomyositis is characterised by a rash accompanying. The rashes include purple discoloration around the eyes.
How is dermatomyositis diagnosed? - Dermatomyositis is diagnosed through a thorough physical exam and the characteristic symptoms.
What's the treatment for dermatomyositis? - The primary aim of treatment is to control the skin disease and the muscle disease. Treatment for dermatomyositis consists of prednisone.
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