Hi, I am new to this site and have a condition called, dermatmyositis,there is another condition that is similar, called polymyositis,DM, for short, involves the muscle and the skin,there are only about one per million people who have it,the derma, part is the skin problem and the myositis is the muscle problem,there is a rash over the eyes,cheeks,knuckles which is called gottrons sign,it is also on the neck,chest,thigh,elbows, it is pinky, purple in colour,and is photosensitive,the muscles closest to the trunk are the most affected,they have inflamation in the muscle fibre,and become weak,this makes it very difficult to get up from a sitting position. rise from a chair,brush ones hair and climb the stairs,I also have vasculitis which is a less common feature of DM,I take methotrexate 20mg weekly and am also on steroids,I would love to hear from anyone who may also have this problem, IT IS CALLED POLYMYOSITIS AND DERMATOMYOSITIS,thank you very much cadgeReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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