DERMATOMYOSITIS

OVERVIEW

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease. Common symptoms of dermatomyositis include a distinctive skin rash, muscle weakness, and inflammatory myopathy, or inflamed muscles.

 

TREATEMENT

Corticosteroid medications, such as prednisone.

An antimalarial medication, hydroxychloroquine, for a persistent rash

Surgery to remove calcium deposits

Medications to help with pain