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Understanding Images: A Canine Model of Juvenile Dermatomyositis

PLoS Blogs (blog) - Mar 31, 2017
Human juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common childhood inflammatory myopathy (a type of disease affecting muscle and related tissues), causing a characteristic skin rash and progressive muscle weakness beginning around age seven.

Patients with dermatomyositis, anti-NXP-2 antibodies have severe phenotype

Healio - Feb 13, 2017
Patients with dermatomyositis and anti-NXP-2 antibodies had a severe systemic phenotype, which included myalgia, peripheral edema and significant dysphagia, according to recently published data.


PR Newswire (press release) - Dec 19, 2016
Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease which is characterized by chronic muscle inflammation accompanied by muscle weakness. Symptoms of dermatomyositis include a distinctive skin rash, muscle weakness, and inflammatory myopathy, ...

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Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Volume 11, Second Edition

Pediatrics in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases, Second Edition, provides a good starting point for physicians and scientists new to the field and for anyone looking for the most up-to-date summary of a particular disease. While many questions are answered, many more are raised for which we do not yet have the answers. The book provides inspiration to readers conducting their own research and helps to answer their questions.

The care of children with systemic autoimmune diseases is moving forward at a rapid pace.
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Dermatomyositis: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

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Exercise and Outcome Measures in Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis: Exercise and outcome measures in myositis

by: Helene Alexanderson
Patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis were earlier discouraged from active exercise due to a fear of increased muscle inflammation. There was also a lack of validated outcome measures to assess muscle impairment and activity limitation. The aim of this work was to evaluate safety and effects of different muscle training regimens and to develop and validate clinical outcome measures in polymyositis and dermatomyositis. A moderate-intensity resistive home exercise program was developed and performed five days a week for 12 weeks by patients with both established and recent onset, active disease.
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Dermatomyositis: Advances in Recognition, Understanding and Management

by: Lyubomir A. Dourmishev, Assen Lyubenov Dourmishev

Although dermatomyositis is a rare connective tissue disease, many physicians are confronted with the diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by this condition. Based on the vast personal experience of the authors, who have diagnosed, treated, and managed many dermatomyositis patients, this clinical guide provides dermatologists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, neurologists, and general practitioners with the keys to interpreting the clinical symptoms of dermatomyositis. Also included are algorithms to help the reader to make the correct diagnosis, as well as guidance on new diagnostic methods and treatment schemes.
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Dermatomyositis (DM) is a connective-tissue disease related to polymyositis (PM) that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin. While DM ...

Managing Dermatomyositis – Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels and Dr. Christina Charles-Schoeman

Dermatologist Dr. Ruth Ann Vleugels and rheumatologist Christina Charles-Schoeman discuss issues related to living with dermatomyositis.

Dermatomyositis (Medical Condition)

Symptoms, risk factors and treatments of Dermatomyositis (Medical Condition) Dermatomyositis is a connective-tissue disease related to polymyositis that is ...

Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis: Most Important Points in Symptoms and Signs


Child with Dermatomyositis on homeopathy treatment at Life Force