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Dermatomyositis

Disease definition

Dermatomyositis (DM) is a type of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by evocative skin lesions and symmetrical proximal muscle weakness.

ORPHA:221

  • Synonym(s):
    • Adult dermatomyositis
    • DM
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: M33.0  M33.1
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0011633  C0221056
  • MeSH: D003882
  • GARD: 6263
  • MedDRA: 10012503

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