Latest Juvenile Dermatomyositis Stories

2006-03-22 15:59:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prompt diagnosis and treatment of dermatomyositis (JDM) in children is important, researchers report. Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disorder in which the immune system attacks muscle and skin, often causing an extensive rash, as well as progressive, severe muscle weakness, pain, and fatigue. Dr. Lauren M. Pachman, of Northwestern University, Chicago, and colleagues examined the effect of the duration of untreated symptoms in 166 children. The...

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