A 32-year-old female asked:
i was diagnosed with dermatomyositis. muscle weakness began 8 months ago, now i've got dysphagia. does this alter the "usual" prognosis reports?
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Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Dermatomyositis: Hi, Dysphagia can be a serious problem in patients with inflammatory myopathies. It may be associated with nutritional deficit, aspiration pneumonia, and poor prognosis. It can be treated with IV immunoglobulin or plasma exchange. Also sometimes dysphagia could be 2/2 treatments that given for the primary disease.
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