Posts Tagged: Dermatomyositis


  Dermatomyositis is characterized by inflammatory myositis (proximal muscle weakness) and skin disease–Edema and pinkish violet discoloration around the eyelids and cheeks is called a Heliotrope eruption;  Flat-topped, polygonal, violaceous papules over the knuckles are referred to as Gottron’s papules; less commonly hyperkeratosis, scaling, fissuring and hyperpigmentation over the fingertips, sides of the thumb and… Read more »