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Juvenile dermatomyositis



Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common idiopathic inflammatory myopathy in pediatrics and can affect the skin, muscles, lungs and other body systems. Its incidence is approximately 3-4 cases per million per year and is more common in girls. Treatment of JDM includes symptom control and prevention of complications. Early staged treatment decreases disease activity and improves long-term prognosis.



This material has been prepared by the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinical Unit of the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona and families of patients of the Spanish association ANADEJU. This medical book will address topics such as the origin of juvenile dermatomyositis, diagnosis, skin manifestations, muscle involvement, treatment and other issues. The content of this book will be revised periodically to keep it up to date.

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