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Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune inflammatory idiopathic myopathy with distinctive skin lesions, unique autoantibodies and, most notably, symmetrical proximal muscle weakness and sub-acute onset muscle inflammation. Some forms of DM, referred to as clinically amyopathic DM, have only characteristic skin lesions without muscle disease. Characteristic lesions on the skin include violecious discolouration around the eyelids. The symptoms of this disorder include, but are not limited to, fatigue, diminished mobility and dysphagia. Due to impaired esophageal and respiratory muscles, symptoms of dysphonia and dyspnea have been recorded. Calcinosis is another major complication seen in DM. A calcium accumulation on soft tissue is Calcinosis.


Dermatomyositis Autoimmune inflammatory Idiopathic myopathy Fatigue

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