What is Dermatomyositis? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory muscle disease that causes muscle weakness and a skin rash. It is a type of inflammatory myopathy.
The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with the body’s immune system. It may also occur in people who have cancer in the abdomen, lung, or other parts of the body. Treatment can clear the skin rash and help you regain muscle strength and function.
Symptoms may include:
- Muscle weakness, stiffness, or soreness
- Problems swallowing
- Purple color to the upper eyelids
- Purple-red skin rash
- Shortness of breath
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Clinical Trials – Investigational Therapies
For information on current clinical trials, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov. This is a searchable registry and results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials taking place in the U.S and abroad. ClinicalTrials.gov provides information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.
For information about clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, contact the NIH Patient Recruitment Office:
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For information about clinical trials conducted in Europe, visit: https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/search
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