Definition of dermatomyositis
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Ellie Ramos, 50, of Paradise Hills received meal delivery services from Mama’s Kitchen from 2012 to 2015 while battling breast cancer, severe radiation burns and the connective tissue disease dermatomyositis.
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Origin and Etymology of dermatomyositis
First Known Use: circa 1899See Words from the same year
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 The specific trigger for dermatomyositis is not known, but it is thought that several cancers can produce or incite the body to produce antibodies, proteins, and hormones.—Stewart Massad, Discover, October 2009—abbreviation DM
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