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Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Several things

but first, the muscles break down.
Measuring muscle proteins in the blood (CPK, Myosin) will be positive if the disease is active. The pattern of the pain, violet eyelids, sky high muscle enzymes would be pretty diagnostic. Biopsy (which isn't taht bad) would be definitive. EMG (as painful as biopsy) would just show sick muscle.

In brief: Several things

but first, the muscles break down.
Measuring muscle proteins in the blood (CPK, Myosin) will be positive if the disease is active. The pattern of the pain, violet eyelids, sky high muscle enzymes would be pretty diagnostic. Biopsy (which isn't taht bad) would be definitive. EMG (as painful as biopsy) would just show sick muscle.
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