Dermatomyositis


Authors: MUDr. Zuzana Gruntová;  MUDr. Lubomír Drlík;  MUDr. Lenka Slezáková;  MUDr. Veronika Paťavová
Authors‘ workplace: Nemocnice Šumperk a. s. : Nerudova 640/41, 787 52 Šumperk
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2016; 155: 195-199
Category: Review Article

Overview

Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory disease affecting proximal skeletal muscles and the skin. The manifestation can be acute (over weeks) or chronic (over months to years). Dermatomyositis affects children as well as adults. Very helpful for the diagnosis are laboratory, clinical, EMG and histopathological tests. The disease responds positively to corticosteroid, immunosuppressive or immunoglobulin therapy. Three various cases of DM are described in this article.

Key words:
dermatomyositis , symptoms, diagnostic criteria, treatment


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Addictology Allergology and clinical immunology Angiology Audiology Clinical biochemistry Dermatology & STDs Paediatric gastroenterology Paediatric surgery Paediatric cardiology Paediatric neurology Paediatric ENT Paediatric psychiatry Paediatric rheumatology Diabetology Pharmacy Vascular surgery Pain management fenix.admin.empty
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