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[der-mat-uh-mahy-uh-sahy-tis, dur-muh-toh-] /dərˌmæt əˌmaɪ əˈsaɪ tɪs, ˈdɜr mə toʊ-/
noun, Pathology
an inflammatory disease of connective tissues, manifested by skin inflammation and muscle weakness.
1895-1900; dermato- + myositis inflammation of muscle tissue, irregular < Greek myós (genitive of mŷs muscle, mouse) + -itis Unabridged
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  • dermatomyositis, a rare inflammatory muscle disease, may be triggered by viral infection-or something more sinister.
  • dermatomyositis is a muscle disease characterized by inflammation and a skin rash.
dermatomyositis in Medicine

dermatomyositis der·ma·to·my·o·si·tis (dûr'mə-tō-mī'ə-sī'tĭs)
A progressive inflammatory condition characterized by muscular weakness, a skin rash, and edema of the eyelids and periorbital tissue.

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Encyclopedia Article for dermatomyositis

chronic progressive inflammation of the skin and muscles, particularly the muscles of the shoulders and pelvis.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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