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Juvenile dermatomyositis is a severe multisystemic autoimmune disease of uncertain origin, based on chronic perivascular inflammation, involving mainly the skin and the muscles. We present a dermatomyositis case with classical skin involvement, where muscle damage occurred more than a year after disease onset.
Keywords: juvenile dermatomyositis, dermatomyositis sine myositis, muscle weakness, myositis, heliotrope rash, Gottron sign
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