dermatomyositis


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myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs

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Lenabasum is currently being evaluated in systemic sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, dermatomyositis, and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Factors associated with underlying malignancy in a retrospective cohort of 121 patients with dermatomyositis. Medicine (Baltimore) 2009; 88: 91-7.
She conluded her presentation by stating that Juvenile dermatomyositis is a difficult complex disease which affects every organ of the body.
I had never heard of juvenile dermatomyositis until Tamara got diagnosed."
When encountering such a patient with an autoimmune disease such as dermatomyositis and presentations including persistent leukopenia, ferocious fever, and hyper-ferritinemia, physicians should keep in mind that besides infections and malignant neoplasm, hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis is another possible diagnosis.
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis (first of two parts).
While doing all she could to keep her creative light shining to the fullest, Lisa behind the scenes was struggling with Dermatomyositis (DM), a rare and debilitating chronic inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.
||Reporter I had non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and to make things worse my body had reacted to the cancer and I developed an auto-immune condition called juvenile dermatomyositis too, which was far tougher in its own way than the cancer and chemo phase, leaving me bedbound and often in severe pain, and at my worst unable to perform many basic functions such as wash myself or shave.
"Most of that's happening within the first year and a half after their transplant."Several recent epidemilogic studies in the medical literature have reported herpes zoster in patients who are not tradionally believed to be immunosuppressed, such as those with lupus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis.
Anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase syndromes (ARS) comprise a subset of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), predominantly, polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), and overlap myositis syndromes.
It has been filed in all major global markets for all diseases characterised by an overexpression of the cytokine IFNalpha, which is seen in many autoimmune diseases, including lupus, dermatomyositis and type 1 diabetes.
Vascular insufficiency could be the reason for MEAT in connective tissue disease--such as scleroderma, lupus, dermatomyositis, or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome--or vasculitis and vasculopathy (14-20).
Her diagnosis was dermatomyositis. She received a prescription for prednisone (60 mg) for four days then weekly self-administered injections of methotrexate for seventeen months.
Lundberg, "The heart in dermatomyositis and polymyositis," Rheumatology, vol.