Dermatomyositis

Definition of Dermatomyositis:

A diffuse connective tissue disease.

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Muscle Pains (Myalgia)

...the condition
“...Some of the most common causes are ... Autoimmune disorders such as polymyositis or dermatomyositis...”
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Polymyositis

...the condition
“...With skin involvement (dermatomyositis), the eyes can be surrounded by a violet discoloration with swelling...”
...our question about Individual weak muscles
“Muscle weakness is the most common symptom of Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis (PM/DM), which are chronic inflammatory diseases of the muscle...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“...Patients with calcium deposits (calcinosis) from dermatomyositis can sometimes benefit by taking diltiazem (Cardizem) to shrink the size of the calcium deposits...”
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Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...If the skin is inflamed too, it's called dermatomyositis...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...It is commonly associated with diseases such as SLE, scleroderma, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and dermatomyositis...”
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