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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
It can be: There is a much higher risk of solid organ cancers (lung, colon for example) in patients with dm. Why this is remains unclear.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Dermatomyositis: The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with the body's immune system. I ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammation of musc: Inflammation of muscles. Assure that it is not caused by medications or by cancer. Further, assure exercises to maintain muscle strength.
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Dermatomyositis: You have a rare disease. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist with experience treating this disease. Dermatomyositis often has long peri ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Weakness and rash!: Dermatomyositis has characteristicc rashes: heliotrope, gottren's, etc. A rheumatologist or dermatologist will recognize this. Proximal muscle weakne ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Skin & muscles: Dermatomyositis is a connective-tissue disease, ranging from mild to severe. Milder cases involve only inflammation of the muscles and the skin, while ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Kim
15 years experience Rheumatology
0.6-1 in 100,000: It is the most common immune-mediated myositis, but still uncommon.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several.: While a muscle biopsy is most definitive, emgs, elevation of muscle enzymes, positive ana, reflexed to specific autoantibodies frequently seen in dm. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Exercise for myopath: The first step is to get the disease under control and CPK level to normal. Do not exercise until this is done. Then begin quad strengthening and li ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease with the collagen vascular diseases and is treated by rheumatologist. It affects skin and muscle with proximal muscle weak ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Check it out: Dermatomyositis is a disease that can affect the skin, muscles. It can range from mild to very severe. When someone is diagnoses with dermatomyositi ... Read More
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