inflammatory condition affecting the skin and proximal muscles, which can be associated with an underlying malignancy (see Paraneoplastic syndrome, Chapter 46)
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Dermatomyositis: A chronic inflammatory disease of skin and muscle which is associated with patches of slightly raised reddish or scaly rash. The rash can be on the bridge of the nose, around the eyes, or on sun-exposed areas of the neck and chest. Classically, however, it is over the knuckles. When...
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<pathology> A disease of connective tissue characterised by swelling, dermatitis and inflammation of muscle tissue. ... Symptoms include fever, malaise, difficulty swallowing, general weakness, muscle weakness (pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles) and skin and mucosal lesions. ... (27 Sep 1997)...
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noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and selling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity var...
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(dur″mә-to-mi″ә-si´tis) an acute, subacute, or chronic type of polymyositis with characteristic skin manifestations such as inflammation, poikiloderma, and plaques on elbows, knees, and knuckles. It is in the group of illnesses known as collagen diseases. Warning signs that ...
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chronic progressive inflammation of the skin and muscles, particularly the muscles of the shoulders and pelvis.[4 related articles]
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Dermatomyositis (DM) is a connective-tissue disease related to polymyositis (PM) and Bramaticosis that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin. == Causes == The cause is unknown, but it may result from either a viral infection or an autoimmune reaction. In the latter case it is...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: der′mă-tō-mī′ō-sī′tis Definitions: 1. A progressive condition characterized by symmetric proximal muscular weakness with elevated serum levels of muscle enzymes and a skin rash, typically a purplish-red erythema on the face, and ed...
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Dermatomyositis, a member of the collagen vascular disease group with myositis as the predominant clinical feature, is manifested in the skin by a pink-violaceous heliotrope hue of the periorbital skin, dilations of nail fold capillaries, erythema over small joints, erythematous 2 to 4 mm papules wi...
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A chronic inflammatory disease of skin and muscle which is associated with patches of slightly raise
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A immune-mediated, familial dermatopathy suggested to be a primary vasculopathy with secondary dermatitis and myositis. Breed predilection includes Collies and Shetland Sheepdogs.
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