951 top medical experts on Dermatomyositis across 47 countries and 40 U.S. states, including 858 MDs (Physicians). This is based on an objective analysis of their Scientific Publications, Clinical Trials, Medicare, and NIH Grants.
- Dermatomyositis: A subacute or chronic inflammatory disease of muscle and skin, marked by proximal muscle weakness and a characteristic skin rash. The illness occurs with approximately equal frequency in children and adults. The skin lesions usually take the form of a purplish rash (or less often an exfoliative dermatitis) involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, upper trunk, and arms. The disease is associated with a complement mediated intramuscular microangiopathy, leading to loss of capillaries, muscle ischemia, muscle-fiber necrosis, and perifascicular atrophy. The childhood form of this disease tends to evolve into a systemic vasculitis. Dermatomyositis may occur in association with malignant neoplasms. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1405-6)
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- Broader Categories (#Experts): Skin Diseases (3,308), Connective Tissue Diseases (1,572), Polymyositis (2,459).
- Clinical Trials : at least 99 including 8 Active, 41 Completed, 25 Recruiting
- Synonyms: Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis
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