A 66-year-old female asked:
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my daughter has dermatomysitis what kind of doctor should she be seeing dermatology or rheumatologic---?

4 doctor answers
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
26 years experience Dermatology
Dermatomyositis: Both Dermatologists and Rheumatologists evaluate and treat patients with Dermatomyositis. You may take her to either specialist.
Answered on Apr 26, 2015
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
Rheumatology: rheumatology
Answered on Oct 5, 2020
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
If already diagnosed: i would see rheumatologist for symptomatic relief
Answered on Jul 27, 2014
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
Either: Dermatomyositis is a complex disease. Both dermatologists and rheumatologists are trained to treat this disease, but I would recommend choosing someone in either specialty who has experience, a special interest, or expertise in treating dermatomyositis. This will usually be at an academic institution.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016

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