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Juvenile dermatomyositis

Juvenile dermatomyositis: Introduction

Juvenile dermatomyositis: A very rare autoimmune disorder where the body's own immune system attacks blood vessels and causes them to become inflamed. The condition is characterized by progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic pinkish-purple rash. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Juvenile dermatomyositis is available below.

Symptoms of Juvenile dermatomyositis

Treatments for Juvenile dermatomyositis

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Causes of Juvenile dermatomyositis

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Juvenile dermatomyositis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Prognosis for Juvenile dermatomyositis

Prognosis for Juvenile dermatomyositis: The rate of progression is variable but muscle symptoms tend to occur within weeks or months of the skin rash appearing. Steroid treatment is usually very effective.

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Definitions of Juvenile dermatomyositis:

Juvenile dermatomyositis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Juvenile dermatomyositis, or a subtype of Juvenile dermatomyositis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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