Definitions for "Dermatomyositis"
An autoimmune disease in which the skin and muscles, especially those in the shoulders and hips, are damaged with a characteristic pattern of inflammation.
Autoimmune connective tissue condition causing muscle weakness.
Inflammation of connective tissue, with degenerative changes in muscles and skin. This causes weakness and muscle wasting, especially in the arms and legs. Cause is unknown.
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The Condition"...The doctor should order blood tests and other cancer-screening tests to check for malignancies because people with dermatomyositis are more likely to develop malignant cancers..."