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Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dermatomyositis

There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles.
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

There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles.
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. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It is an autoimmune disease that cannot be prevented if it is going to manifest itself.

In brief: No

It is an autoimmune disease that cannot be prevented if it is going to manifest itself.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It is unclear what causes dermatomyosistis.
It must be treated by rheumatologist with internal medications steroids and possibly other drugs in combination.

In brief: No

It is unclear what causes dermatomyosistis.
It must be treated by rheumatologist with internal medications steroids and possibly other drugs in combination.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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