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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is polymyositis / dermatomyositis?

These are inflammatory conditions of the connective tissues of the body. Muscle fibres become inflamed, resulting in weakness. In dermatomyositis, the skin is involved as well, causing a characteristic rash. There is no clear cause for these conditions.

Symptoms related to polymyositis / dermatomyositis

  • Change in nail color

  • Skin hardening

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle pain

  • Recent weight loss

  • Skin abnormality

  • Fever

  • Difficulty swallowing food or water

Questions your doctor may ask to check for polymyositis / dermatomyositis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose polymyositis / dermatomyositis

  • Has your nail color changed?

  • Do you have hardening of the skin?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

  • Do you have any muscle pain?

  • Have you lost weight recently?

Treatment for polymyositis / dermatomyositis

Treatment is with anti-inflammatory medications. This can include steroids, and other medications to suppress the immune system. Physical therapy with muscle strengthening plays an important role as well.

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