Improvement in the cutaneous disease activity of patients with dermatomyositis is associated with a better quality of life.

@article{Robinson2015ImprovementIT,
  title={Improvement in the cutaneous disease activity of patients with dermatomyositis is associated with a better quality of life.},
  author={Elizabeth S Robinson and Rui Feng and Joyce Okawa and Victoria P. Werth},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={172 1},
  pages={169-74}
}
BACKGROUND Cutaneous dermatomyositis (DM) disease activity is associated with decreased quality of life. OBJECTIVES To assess if an improvement in quality of life, as measured by the Skindex-29 and patient-reported itch and pain on a 10-point visual analogue scale (VAS), correlated with an improvement in cutaneous DM disease activity. METHODS Patients with a completed cutaneous DM disease area and severity index [Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI)] at two… CONTINUE READING