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What is Juvenile dermatomyositis?

What is Juvenile dermatomyositis?

  • 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.

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)

Juvenile dermatomyositis: Introduction

Types of Juvenile dermatomyositis:

Broader types of Juvenile dermatomyositis:

How serious is Juvenile dermatomyositis?

Prognosis of 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.

What causes Juvenile dermatomyositis?

Causes of Juvenile dermatomyositis: see causes of Juvenile dermatomyositis

What are the symptoms of Juvenile dermatomyositis?

Symptoms of Juvenile dermatomyositis: see symptoms of Juvenile dermatomyositis

Juvenile dermatomyositis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Juvenile dermatomyositis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Juvenile dermatomyositis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Juvenile dermatomyositis: Pediatrician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Juvenile dermatomyositis.
Treatments for Juvenile dermatomyositis: see treatments for Juvenile dermatomyositis

Name and Aliases of Juvenile dermatomyositis

Main name of condition: Juvenile dermatomyositis

Other names or spellings for Juvenile dermatomyositis:

Juvenile myositis, Myopathy, familial idiopathic inflammatory

Juvenile myositis, Myopathy, familial idiopathic inflammatory
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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