Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is one of a group of muscle diseases known as the inflammatory myopathies, which are characterized by chronic muscle inflammation accompanied by muscle weakness.
What is Dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory condition characterized by muscle weakness and a skin rash. Although the disease primarily affects the muscles and skin, it is a systemic condition and can also involve the lungs, joints, esophagus and sometimes the heart.

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Patients with autoimmune diseases at greater risk of complications after heart attack

Patients with autoimmune diseases at greater risk of complications after heart attack

Genetic cause of lupus identified

Genetic cause of lupus identified

Gene discovery could pave the way for new and more effective treatments for lupus

Gene discovery could pave the way for new and more effective treatments for lupus

FDA grants seven years of marketing exclusivity for Octapharma’s Octagam 10%

FDA grants seven years of marketing exclusivity for Octapharma’s Octagam 10%

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases

Breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 infections in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases

Doctors now must provide patients their health data, online and on demand

Doctors now must provide patients their health data, online and on demand

Researchers identify mechanism by which dermatomyositis may develop in humans

Researchers identify mechanism by which dermatomyositis may develop in humans

Juvenile inflammatory rheumatic disease associated with higher antibody responses to seasonal coronaviruses

Juvenile inflammatory rheumatic disease associated with higher antibody responses to seasonal coronaviruses

HSS presents research related to rheumatology and orthopedic surgery at 2020 ACR annual meeting

HSS presents research related to rheumatology and orthopedic surgery at 2020 ACR annual meeting

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Lupus patients receiving prophylactic therapy are at high risk for adverse reactions

Survey: Only few children with rheumatic diseases report contracting COVID-19

Survey: Only few children with rheumatic diseases report contracting COVID-19

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome

Study shows ADA2 is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

Endurance training can be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation

Endurance training can be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation

New treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic condition

New treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic condition

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Researchers develop ultrasensitive method to detect protein involved in autoimmune diseases

Researchers develop ultrasensitive method to detect protein involved in autoimmune diseases

Health care resource use and costs of H.P. Acthar® gel for multiple sclerosis relapse

Health care resource use and costs of H.P. Acthar® gel for multiple sclerosis relapse