Defeat of the joints in dermatomyositis and polymyositis

Myositis - Crash! Medical Review Series (Health And Medical Video July 2018).

What is a dermatomyositis, how the disease is detected and which methods of its treatment.

Dermatomyositis - a systemic disease that occurs with a predominant muscular injury and a disruption of the muscles, with skin changes. One third of the patients have no skin lesions, in which case the term "polymyositis" is used.

Features of the manifestation of dermatomyositis

  • Joint syndrome is not always present in dermatomyositis (polymyositis) and occurs in 20-70% of patients in the form of pain in the joints, inflammation of the articular tissues and much less often - arthritis.
  • Often, symmetrical lesion of small joints of brushes and feet is preceded by myositis.
  • The volume of joints and contractions are more often associated with muscle damage.
  • The aggravation of arthritis is quickly corrected by glucocorticoids.
  • Dermatomyositis in the early stages of development in 15% of patients is combined with malignant tumors, and in later stages - more than half of patients.

Criteria for diagnosis of dermatomyositis

Defeat of the joints in dermatomyositis and polymyositis

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