Dermatomyositis : About

Dermatomyositis is connective-tissue disease that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin. It is theorized that an autoimmune reaction or a viral infection of the skeletal muscle may cause the disease. Symptoms "¢ Muscles weak, stiff or sore "¢ Butterfly rash "¢ Upper eyelids purple/violet colored "¢ Muscle weakness "¢ Red, dusky skin rash "¢ Difficulty swallowing "¢ Shortness of breath "¢ Skin redness or inflammation