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Skinmed. 2016 Aug 1;14(4):273-279. eCollection 2016.

Dermatomyositis--Part 1: Definition, Epidemiology, Etiology and Pathogenesis, and Clinics.

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1
Sector of Dermatology and Post-Graduation Course in Dermatology; ramos.e.silva@dermato.med.br.
2
Sector of Dermatology and Post-Graduation Course in Dermatology.
3
Sector of Pathology.
4
HUCFF/UFRJ and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the Sector of Dermatology, HUPE/UERJ and School of Medicine, University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Abstract

Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder that affects the skin, muscles, and blood vessels. The prevailing clinical manifestations are intense erythema, typically around the eyes and dorsum of the hands, accompanied by proximal muscle weakness. There is one clinical form, called amyopathic dermatomyositis, which lacks muscular symptoms and laboratory evidence of muscle damage.

PMID:
27784516
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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