dermatomyositis

noun

der·​ma·​to·​my·​o·​si·​tis ˌdər-mə-tō-ˌmī-ə-ˈsī-təs How to pronounce dermatomyositis (audio)
(ˌ)dər-ˌma-
: polymyositis that is accompanied by involvement of the skin and that is marked especially by reddish erythematous eruptions usually on the face, neck, upper trunk and distal half of the limbs and by violet-colored erythema of the eyelids and region over the upper eyelids

Examples of dermatomyositis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, systemic sclerosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, mixed connective tissue disease, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, polyarteritis nodosa, or vasculitis. Anuradha Varanasi, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Chang and his coauthors also analyzed samples of blood serum from humans with lupus, dermatomyositis and systemic sclerosis and compared them with samples from people without autoimmune disease. Katie Hunt, CNN, 9 Feb. 2024 To see if their findings matched what was happening in people, researchers analyzed blood samples from healthy donors and from patients with dermatomyositis, lupus, and systemic sclerosis. Jonathan Wosen Reprints, STAT, 1 Feb. 2024 Sniderman, an artist and playwright who lives in California, was diagnosed in 2008 with the progressive muscle weakness disease dermatomyositis and later with a primary immune deficiency disease. Theresa Vargas, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2024 Robles, who copes with dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disease that causes victims to have muscle weakness and skin rashes, came to San Antonio from Cheyenne, Wyo., while Johnson lives in the Florida Panhandle and treasures the pristine beaches there. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Mar. 2022 Though rare, cases of dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease that causes rashes and muscle weakness, have been correlated with high exposure to solar radiation. Gabe Allen, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2021 Another form, dermatomyositis, is more common among women, and can cause both skin rashes and muscle weakness. Laura Landro, WSJ, 13 Nov. 2022 Bell died at the age of 29 because of dermatomyositis and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dermatomyositis was circa 1899

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“Dermatomyositis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermatomyositis. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

dermatomyositis

noun
der·​ma·​to·​my·​o·​si·​tis -ˌmī-ə-ˈsīt-əs How to pronounce dermatomyositis (audio)
plural dermatomyositises or dermatomyositides -ˈsit-ə-ˌdēz How to pronounce dermatomyositis (audio)
: 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
abbreviation DM

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