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What are symptoms of dermatomyositis?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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