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Dermatomyositis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199732920.003.0020

Series: What Do I Do Now

Dermatomyositis

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Dermatomyositis (DM) is not purely a disorder of muscle and skin, but may affect multiple organs with cardiac, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal features. In this chapter, we review the clinical manifestations of DM as well as its occurrence as a paraneoplastic phenonomenon. In addition, we discuss the diagnostic modalities and outline therapeutic recommendations.

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Subjects: Neurology

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