Definition of Dermatomyositis

1. Noun. Myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals.

Generic synonyms: Myositis



Definition of Dermatomyositis

1. Noun. A disease of connective tissue, related to polymyositis, characterized by inflammation of the muscles and skin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Dermatomyositis

1. A disease of connective tissue characterised by swelling, dermatitis and inflammation of muscle tissue. Symptoms include fever, malaise, difficulty swallowing, general weakness, muscle weakness (pelvic and shoulder girdle muscles) and skin and mucosal lesions. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatomyositis

dermatology
dermatolysis
dermatoma
dermatomal
dermatomal distribution
dermatome
dermatomere
dermatomes
dermatomic area
dermatomycoses
dermatomycosis
dermatomycosis pedis
dermatomyoma
dermatomyositides
dermatomyositis (current term)
dermatoneurosis
dermatonosology
dermatopathia
dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis
dermatopathic
dermatopathic lymphadenitis
dermatopathic lymphadenopathy
dermatopathological
dermatopathologist
dermatopathologists
dermatopathology
dermatopathophobia
dermatopathy
dermatophilosis

Literary usage of Dermatomyositis

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"dermatomyositis Definition.—A febrile disease, associated with violent pains, ... A chronic dermatomyositis has been described (Schultze; Dietschy). ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1903)
"dermatomyositis BY F. FORCHHEIMER, MD, OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. ... The history of'the case, which I believe to be a case of dermatomyositis, is as follows ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"The author discusses the term dermatomyositis. He prefers the term poly- myositis to dermatomyositis, inasmuch as the cutaneous eruption observed in some ..."

4. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1922)
"There were very marked evidences of dermatomyositis in both legs and ... How long the dermatomyositis had existed in this man, it was impossible to learn. ..."

5. Generalized Pain by Norbert Ortner, Francis Joseph Rebman (1922)
"Of course, the matter assumes a different aspect when acute or subacute dermatomyositis is in question. If the disease sets in with fever, ..."

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