In-depth

Symptoms

Fatigue

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Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Electromyography

MRI

Skin biopsy

Aug. 01, 2017
References
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  2. Dermatomyositis information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Dermatomyositis-Information-Pagel. Accessed April 23, 2017.
  3. Miller ML, et al. Clinical manifestations of dermatomyositis and polymyositis in adults. https://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed April 23, 2017.
  4. Polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Merck Manual Professional Version. http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/musculoskeletal-and-connective-tissue-disorders/autoimmune-rheumatic-disorders/polymyositis-and-dermatomyositis. Accessed April 25, 2017.
  5. Dermatomyositis. Muscular Dystrophy Association. https://www.mda.org/disease/dermatomyositis. Accessed April 23, 2017.
  6. Miller ML. Initial treatment of dermatomyositis and polymyositis in adults. https://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed April 23, 2017.