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Is dermatomyositis an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles.
Anti body associated with this is anti-jo a/b . Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy.

In brief: Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles.
Anti body associated with this is anti-jo a/b . Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy.
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that primarily attacks the muscles and skin.

In brief: Yes

Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease that primarily attacks the muscles and skin.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Several autoantibodies are associated with dermatomyositis http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22644102 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22546500 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22513056.

In brief: Yes

Several autoantibodies are associated with dermatomyositis http://www.
Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22644102 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22546500 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22513056.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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