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  1. ... the muscles. Two specific types are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Read about myositis symptoms and management. ... cause it. Two specific kinds are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles ...
  2. Dermatomyositis is a muscle disease that involves inflammation and a skin rash. Polymyositis is a similar inflammatory ... The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with ...
  3. This is Gottron sign, seen in dermatomyositis (an inflammatory disease of the muscles and skin). Violet-colored inflammation over the knuckles is an important diagnostic finding in dermatomyositis, since ...
  4. Dermatomyositis, a connective tissue disease, typically produces a reddish-purple (violaceous) rash. The rash is named after ... toward the sun (heliotropic) and is characteristic of dermatomyositis.
  5. ... skin over the knuckles (Gottron sign) associated with dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease of the skin and muscles.
  6. ... inflammation (erythema) over the knuckles is caused by Dermatomyositis. Other skin conditions produce more redness, while the ...
  7. ... plaques on the knees may be associated with dermatomyositis. Typically, most lesions associated with other diseases are ...
  8. ... papules on the knuckles are characteristic findings in dermatomyositis.
  9. ... body attacks many of its own organs);systemic dermatomyositis (condition that causes muscle weakness and skin rash) ...
  10. ... several forms of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and sporadic inclusion body myositis. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis ...
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