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Welcome to the
Manage Dermatomyositis Information Hub

Welcome to the
Manage Dermatomyositis Information Hub, nurse-helping-patient

What is dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis belongs to a rare group of systemic immune-mediated disorders known as idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. The disease is characterised by chronic inflammation of the skin and muscles, leading to cutaneous rashes and progressive muscle weakness., close-up-muscle-scientific-image6

Types of dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis occurs in adults and also in children (“Juvenile dermatomyositis”). It is classified according to the extent of muscle or skin involvement., hands-touching-breakout-on-neck-area

Signs and symptoms

Dermatomyositis is characterised by progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic skin rash, with the onset of the disease acute or insidious. Patients with dermatomyositis can develop a number of complications., doctor-doing-a-check-up


Optimal prognosis in dermatomyositis depends on early diagnosis and treatment. However, diagnosis of dermatomyositis is challenging., patient-and-nurse_talking

Treatment and disease management

A multidisciplinary team using a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches is needed to manage patients with dermatomyositis., seperation-banner


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