Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Juvenile and Adult Dermatomyositis

@inproceedings{Na2009ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Juvenile and Adult Dermatomyositis},
  author={Sang Jun Na and Seung Min Kim and Il Nam Sunwoo and Young Chul Choi},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2009}
}
Dermatomyositis (DM) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with bimodal onset age distribution. The age of onset is between 5-18 yr in juvenile DM and 45-64 yr in adult DM. DM has a distinct clinical manifestation characterized by proximal muscle weakness, skin rash, extramuscular manifestations (joint contracture, dysphagia, cardiac disturbances, pulmonary symptoms, subcutaneous calcifications), and associated disorders (connective tissue disease, systemic autoimmune diseases, malignancy… CONTINUE READING

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