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Heliotrope rash and 'V' sign in dermatomyositis.

@article{Neehar2003HeliotropeRA,
  title={Heliotrope rash and 'V' sign in dermatomyositis.},
  author={P. Neehar and B. Benjamin and A. Sahu and A. Singh and I. Gambhir},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={2003},
  volume={51},
  pages={
          383
        }
}
Thirty five years lady presented with proximal muscle pain and weakness with generalized swelling of body and photosensitivity. On examination, patient had blue purple discoloration on upper eyelids with oedema (heliotrope rash) with flat red rash on fore head and cheeks (Fig. 1). Erythematous rash on neck and anterior chest was also present, V sign (Fig. 2). The diagnosis of dermatomyositis is considered definite in the presence of these characteristic rashes. Dilated capillary loops at the… Expand
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