Dermatomyositis: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Treatment Options

Carmin P. Mack (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

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Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune inflammatory condition affecting the skin and skeletal muscle. Characteristic skin findings along with symmetric proximal extensor muscle weakness help define this condition. DM is seen in both children and adults, affecting approximately 10 cases per million in US adults and 3.2 cases per million in US children. The exact mechanism of DM is unknown however previous studies suggest autoimmune, genetic, and environmental causes. This book reviews the diagnosis, risk factors and available treatment options for dermatomyositis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. Dermatomyositis: Initial Evaluation and Screening Recommendations
Meyeneobong Inyang and Lindsay C. Strowd (Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. How to Diagnose and Treat Juvenile Dermatomyositis
Rabheh Abdul Aziz and Charles Spencer (Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA)

Chapter 3. The Role of a Capillaroscopy in Dermatomyositis
Slavica Pavlov-Dolijanovic and Nada Vujasinovic Stupar (School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Institute of Rheumatology, Serbia)

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