A 39-year-old female asked:
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can dermatomyositis cause nerve pain, joint pain i know for sure! i'm a derm nurse and thought is was just joints, not nerves?

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Usually not.
Answered on Jan 6, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes it can: Dermatomyositis can cause nerve root inflamation through vasculitis!
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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