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CV risk factors, HF increased in patients with polymyositis, dermatomyositis

Healio - Sep 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Marked increases in CV risk factors and HF incidence were common in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis, according to a poster presentation from the Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Assembly.

Be alert for dermatomyositis without muscle disease

Family Practice News Digital Network - Sep 28, 2016
“When a patient has dermatomyositis but doesn't have muscle disease, you really have to rely on the skin findings,” since you're lacking the tipoff of muscle disease at presentation, Dr. Vleugels, professor of dermatology at Brigham and Women's ...

'Strict' pesticide rules fail to erase threat to Wisconsin's drinking water

WisconsinWatch.org - Oct 16, 2016
Jacob Reeves, pictured at home in Stoughton, was diagnosed in 2014 with juvenile dermatomyositis — a rare disease that his mother Dawn attributes to the high level of atrazine found in their well water. "I only cried once," Dawn Reeves said, "when ...

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Polymyositis and Dermatomytosis

by: Marinos Dalakas
A review of the inflamatory myopathies that comprise polymyositis and dermatomysitis. The book takes a practical approach and covers clinical features and diagnostic tests and a team of contributors reviews how best to diagnose and manage this potentially fatal disease. Written with a practical emphasis, the book gives the classification of polymyositis and dermatomyositis and details of the clinical presentation, advances in the dermatomyositis and viral aetology of polymyositis and dermatomyositis together with a discussion of the use of animal models in understanding the basic mechanism of muscle fibre injury, comprising of the various diagnostic techniques available (including the interpretation of muscle biopsies and the EMG) and the available therapeutic options together with a discussion of rehabilitation programmes.
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Scleroderma & Dermatomyositis

by: Chen Da-can, Xuan Guo-wei
In clinical practice, scleroderma and dermatomyositis (DMS) are commonly and frequently seen in the dermatological department. These diseases invade the skin as well as multiple organs, thus severely influence health and are even life threatening. Therefore, they are recognized as difficult diseases to be cured with poor prognosis. Based on pattern differentiation, Chinese medical approaches can effectively decrease the side effects in biomedical therapies, regulate the immune system and improve the patients' health and life quality.
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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 ...

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Tessa's Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) Story

Documentary of Tessa's story 2 years into treatment for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). www.curejm.org.

Polymyositis & Dermatomyositis: Most Important Points in Symptoms and Signs


Dermatomyositis (Medical Condition)

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