Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

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.
No. It is unclear what causes dermatomyosistis. It must be treated by rheumatologist with internal medications steroids and possibly other drugs in combination.

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