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- n. A disease of connective tissue, related to polymyositis, characterized by inflammation of the muscles and skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the skin and underlying muscular tissue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals
The rash eruptions are common with patients who have an inflammatory disease of the skin and muscles called dermatomyositis that is often associated with cancer.
Lady Black has suffered for years from of a painful disease called dermatomyositis, which inflames muscles and skin.
Autoimmune disorders such as dermatomyositis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may produce characteristic rashes.
She had breast cancer and dermatomyositis, a connective-tissue disorder.
In the segment, she explains that Canadian doctors recently diagnosed her six-year-old son, Sam, with dermatomyositis, a rare and life-threatening skin and muscle auto-immune disease.
"No luck, they all considered Sam's dermatomyositis a pre-existing condition."
He had been ailing for quite a while from a variety of illnesses, including congestive heart failure, but what finally took him from us was either polymyositis or dermatomyositis.
Because a few days ago they linked to WebMD's symptom checker, which is an arbitrary mix of commonsense medicine and diseases lifted from the Hypochondriac Hall of Fame that back pain could be a muscle strain... or dermatomyositis... or kidney cancer!
Carly Sheffield was diagnosed with a rare disease called juvenile dermatomyositis when she was just eight years old.
Wish Foundation gathered a group of volunteers together to build a Gary Bradford who has juvenile dermatomyositis.
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