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Prognosis of Dermatomyositis

Prognosis of Dermatomyositis: 20% die in first year in extreme cases, 5-16 years survival in children is 75%, 2 to several years survival in chronic forms, cancer removal may cure the condition ...see also Overview of Dermatomyositis

Prognosis for Dermatomyositis: The prognosis for polymyositis varies. Response to therapy varies from very good to satisfactory. Some patients have a more severe disease that does not respond adequately to therapies and are left with significant disability. Death is rare but may occur in patients with severe and progressive muscle weakness, dysphagia, malnutrition, pneumonia, or respiratory failure. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Polymyositis Information Page: NINDS) ... Most cases of dermatomyositis respond to therapy. The disease is usually more severe and resistant to therapy in patients with cardiac or pulmonary problems. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dermatomyositis Information Page: NINDS) ...see also Overview of Dermatomyositis

Onset of Dermatomyositis: usually in 4th-6th decade


Complications of Dermatomyositis may include:

Complications of Dermatomyositis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Dermatomyositis.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Dermatomyositis usually refers to the likely outcome of Dermatomyositis. The prognosis of Dermatomyositis may include the duration of Dermatomyositis, chances of complications of Dermatomyositis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Dermatomyositis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Dermatomyositis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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