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5 Facts you should know about

Amyopathic dermatomyositis

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A form of dermatomyositis characterized

by the presence of typical skin findings without muscle weakness.

2

Some of the skin changes that suggest

dermatomyositis include a pink rash on the face, neck, forearms and upper chest; Gottron's papules and heliotrope eyelids.

3

Pruritis and photosensitivity are common,

as is scalp inflammation and thinning of the hair.

4

Fatigue is reported in at least 50% of patients.

5

Some cases have been associated

with internal malignancy and/or interstitial lung disease.

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