Dermatomyositis sentence example

dermatomyositis
  • juvenile dermatomyositis was diagnosed, and a course of steroids commenced.
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  • myositis polymyositis and dermatomyositis, which are generally treated in a similar fashion.
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  • Dermatomyositis is one of a group of relatively uncommon diseases known as inflammatory myopathies, or inflammatory disorders of the muscles.
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  • Dermatomyositis is distinguished from other diseases in this category by the fact that it causes a characteristic skin rash as well as affecting the strength and functioning of the muscles.
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  • Dermatomyositis in children and adolescents is called juvenile dermatomyositis (abbreviated JDMS or simply JD) because it is different from the adult form of the disorder in several respects.
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  • Adults with dermatomyositis over the age of 50 have a 15 percent risk of developing cancer, whereas juvenile dermatomyositis is rarely associated with malignancy.
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  • JDMS is sometimes called childhood idiopathic dermatomyositis.
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  • The third major symptom of juvenile dermatomyositis is a low-grade fever (one or two degrees Fahrenheit above normal).
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  • Juvenile dermatomyositis most commonly affects children between the ages of five and 15 years of age.
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  • Genetic factors are also thought to be involved in juvenile dermatomyositis.
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  • The major symptoms of juvenile dermatomyositis include a characteristic reddish or purplish rash called a heliotrope rash; weakness or pain in the proximal muscles; and a low-grade fever.
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  • It is not always easy to tell when a child might have juvenile dermatomyositis.
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  • The first step in diagnosing juvenile dermatomyositis is the taking of a complete history and giving the child a thorough physical examination.
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  • These so-called Bohan-Peter criteria are interpreted as follows: If the child meets the first criterion (the characteristic rash), three of the remaining four criteria must be met to make the diagnosis of juvenile dermatomyositis.
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  • The treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis involves a combination of approaches.
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  • Medications are the mainstay of treatment for juvenile dermatomyositis.
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  • The prognosis of juvenile dermatomyositis varies but is usually related to the child's age and the severity of the vasculitis associated with the disease.
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  • Most children eventually recover completely from juvenile dermatomyositis; however, some have lifelong stiffness or muscle weakness from the disease.
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  • Because the causes are still unknown, there is no way to prevent juvenile dermatomyositis as of 2004.
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  • In juvenile dermatomyositis, calcinosis usually takes the form of small lumps of calcium compounds deposited in muscles or under the skin.
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  • Parker, James, et al. The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Dermatomyositis.
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  • Laude. "Juvenile Dermatomyositis: An Overview."
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  • "Dermatomyositis." American Family Physician 64 (November 1, 2001): 1565-72.
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  • M. "Juvenile Dermatomyositis: Immunogenetics, Pathophysiology, and Disease Expression."
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  • A. "Survey on TCM Treatment of Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis."
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  • Tezak, Z., et al. "Gene Expression Profiling in DQA1*0501+ Children with Untreated Dermatomyositis: A Novel Model of Pathenogenesis."
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  • S., et al. "Treatment Approaches to Juvenile Dermatomyositis."
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  • "Dermatomyositis." eMedicine, December 5, 2002.
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  • "Dermatomyositis." MayoClinic.com, October 15, 2003.
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  • Examples of this type of myopathy include dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and myositis ossificans.
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  • Dermatomyositis is a disease of the connective tissue that also involves weak, tender, inflamed muscles.
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  • The cause of dermatomyositis is as of 2004 unknown, but viral infection and antibiotic use are associated with the condition.
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  • In some cases, dermatomyositis is associated with rheumatologic disease or cancer.
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