A chronic disorder marked by hardening and thickening of the skin. Scleroderma can be localized or it can affect the entire body (systemic).
Dermatomyositis is one of a group of acquired muscle diseases called inflammatory myopathies. The disease, which has a somewhat severe onset, affects both children and adults. Females are more often affected than males. Dermatomyositis is characterized by a rash accompanying, or more often, preceding muscle weakness. The rash looks like patchy, bluish-purple discolorations on the face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, elbows, knees, knuckles, and back.
Scleroderma as related to Dermatomyositis
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Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare inflammatory muscle disease that affects both the muscles as well as the skin. DM can affect people of all races, sex and age.
- Scleroderma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterised by hardening (sclero) of the skin (derma). In the more severe ...
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- Scleroderma - American College of Rheumatology
Scleroderma is an autoimmune rheumatic disease affecting the skin and other organs of the body, meaning that the body’s immune system is acting abnormally.
- Dermatomyositis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a connective-tissue disease related to polymyositis (PM) that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin.
- Dermatomyositis - American Family Physician
Dermatomyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with characteristic skin manifestations. Although the disorder is rare, with a prevalence of one to 10 cases ...
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