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Worst Dermatomyositis Symptom
Are peeling armpits a common symptom of dermatomyositis or can it be as a result of the prednisone I am taking?
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
Can having dermatomyositis cause asthma symptoms? Diagnosised 2 years ago with asthma, now dm. Just looking to see if there's a connection. Thank you
Nop: There is no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
1/2 way thru 8 mo wait for rheum appt, pos ana, ssa, rf. Dermatomyositis symptoms rash.Can barely walk. Im 40. Worsenincongested lungs. Any point e.R. Should be considered? No luck yet w/sooner appt.
See details: Once again, er visits are worthless unless you are sick enough to be hospitalized. ...Read more
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. It can also sometimes occur in patients who have cancer of the abdomen, lung or other body area. Anyone can develop dermatomyositis, but it most commonly occurs in children age 5 - 15 and adults age 40 - 60. Women develop this condition more often. ...Read more
Dermatomyositis: You have a rare disease. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist with experience treating this disease. Dermatomyositis often has long periods of remission and can usually be controlled when active. Working with your doctor is the most important step in living with this disease. It will require medication to treat when active and physical therapy to help with weakness when controlled. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer