Definition of Dermatomyositis:

A diffuse connective tissue disease.

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...the condition
Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis are two forms of inflammatory myopathies – diseases of muscle caused by an immune response...”

Muscle Pains (Myalgia)

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“...Some of the most common causes are ... Autoimmune disorders such as polymyositis or dermatomyositis...”
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...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.  The disease is treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants...”


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“...It is commonly associated with diseases such as SLE, scleroderma, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and dermatomyositis.  Immune complexes are formed when antigens bind to antibodies...”
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