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dermatology, muscles, musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders
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Definition for dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is connective-tissue disease that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin. more


some common symptoms
muscle weakness in arm(s)
muscle weakness in leg(s)
proximal muscle weakness in arm(s)
weakness


some related diagnoses
1 - 7 of 49 diagnoses
alcoholism
drugs and toxins
alcoholic myopathy
periodic paralyses
statin myopathy
arthritis
myopathies
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do i have 'dermatomyositis'?
In addition the following diagnostic tests might be need to help verify the diagnosis:
diagnostic test search results for 'dermatomyositis'
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Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)
Antinuclear antibody blood test used to screen for autoimmune disorders
Chest X-ray
Radiological technique to image the chest
Complete Blood Count
EKG
Electrocardiogram
Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
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therapeutic procedures for 'dermatomyositis'?
Managing or treating a diseases should always be determined by a patients health care provider. Below is a list of associated therapeutic procedures or medications for dermatomyositis:


medications search results for 'dermatomyositis'
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  methotrexate
  prednisone
  Rituximab
  azathioprine
  immunoglobulin (a.k.a immunoglobulin, IVIG)
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web search results for dermatomyositis
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