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dermatomyositis

noun der·ma·to·my·o·si·tis \ˌdər-mə-tō-ˌmī-ə-ˈsī-təs, (ˌ)dər-ˌma-\

Definition of DERMATOMYOSITIS

:  an inflammatory disease of skin and muscle marked especially by muscular weakness and skin rash

Origin of DERMATOMYOSITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1899

dermatomyositis

noun der·ma·to·my·o·si·tis \-ˌmī-ə-ˈsīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural der·ma·to·my·o·si·tis·es or der·ma·to·my·o·sit·i·des \-ˈsit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of DERMATOMYOSITIS

:  polymyositis that is accompanied by involvement of the skin and that is typically marked by reddish erythematous eruptions especially on the face, neck, upper trunk and distal half of the limbs, by periorbital edema, by violet-colored erythema of the eyelids and region over the upper eyelids, and sometimes by cutaneous vasculitis or subcutaneous calcification

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