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Doctor insights on: Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dermatomyositis (Definition)

Dermatomyositis is a disease of the connective tissues of the muscle and skin, causing ...Read more


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I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.

I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and have a full mask CPAP machine for 3 months. Could that cause under eye ereythema? I've had it for 3 weeks now.

Possible air leak: Sometimes the mask has an air leak, and if the air is dry, it may dry the eyes out overnight. A proper fitting mask would help. Sometimes dermatomyositis is associated with changes in the coloration of the eyelids also. ...Read more

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What are dermatologists review on using extra virgin coconut oil and banana peels for adult acne? I have amyopathic dermatomyositis and rosacea.

What are dermatologists review  on using extra virgin coconut oil and banana peels for adult acne? I have amyopathic  dermatomyositis  and rosacea.

NOT in USA: These agents have been not evaluated in the usa to the best of my knowledge but have been used extensively in countries such as india for burn wounds. ...Read more

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With having amyopathic dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment would work?

With having amyopathic  dermatomyositis and acne rosacea at the same time, can I have laser therapy for the acne scars or what treatment  would work?

Lasers for scars: Your question is a little unclear as in rosacea there is not usually acne scars. Perhaps you meant acne vulgaris rather than acne rosacea. Anyway, you would be able in most circumstances to be able to receive laser for the redness of rosacea or laser for acne scars. ...Read more

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Is dermatomyositis serious?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dermatomyositis?

Weakness and rash!: Dermatomyositis has characteristicc rashes: heliotrope, gottren's, etc. A rheumatologist or dermatologist will recognize this. Proximal muscle weakness is the first evidence of muscular disease, and a doctor will check your cpk, which would be elevated. Pts may also experience raynaud's syndrome, and internal organ involvement can occur. It is a serious disease! ...Read more

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What is some info on dermatomyositis?

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 more severe cases also may affect the joints, esophagus, lungs, and even the heart in rare cases. Treatment is difficult but possible, and often effective in the hands of an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

Several.: While a muscle biopsy is most definitive, emgs, elevation of muscle enzymes, positive ana, reflexed to specific autoantibodies frequently seen in dm. But the clinical picture is most telling. This diseasec should be managed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease with the collagen vascular diseases and is treated by rheumatologist. It affects skin and muscle with proximal muscle weakness of the hips and shoulders. Diagnosis is made by muscle weakness, typical rash on face and hands, muscle biopsy , skin biopsy, and blood tests. Treatment is oral steroids and steroid sparing drugs such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) imuran, methotrexate. ...Read more

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