"Dermatomyositis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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)
- Polymyositis Dermatomyositis
Dermatomyositis, Childhood Type
- Dermatomyositis, Childhood Type
- Childhood Type Dermatomyositides
- Childhood Type Dermatomyositis
- Dermatomyositides, Childhood Type
Dermatomyositis, Adult Type
- Dermatomyositis, Adult Type
- Adult Type Dermatomyositides
- Adult Type Dermatomyositis
- Dermatomyositides, Adult Type
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