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Skin rash in dermatomyositis

Skin rash in dermatomyositis

C026/9079

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Skin rash in dermatomyositis. Close-up of an erythematous rash around the eye of a 72-year-old female patient with dermatomyositis. Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune disease of connective tissue, where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Symptoms include blue/purple rashes over the skin and muscle weakness in the arms and legs. Treatment for the muscle weakness is with corticosteroid drugs and physical therapy. The skin rashes are treated with antimalarial drugs and sun protection measures.

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