Dermatomyositis

In Dermatomyositsis (der-mat-oh-my-oh-sigh-tis) a distinctive reddish/purplish rash occurs over the face, head, neck and chest due to inflammation of surface blood vessels. The rash may also occur on the upper back, knees and ankles. The muscles of the shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs display the most weakness. Periods of remission where symptoms disappear spontaneously can occur with DM.

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