Juvenile dermatomyositis

Semin Dermatol. 1992 Mar;11(1):57-64.


Juvenile dermatomyositis is a chronic inflammatory disease of skeletal muscle accompanied by skin involvement. It is a presumed autoimmune disease. Other organs may be involved. Corticosteroids are standard therapy and are associated with decreased mortality. Significant morbidity may occur.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermatomyositis* / diagnosis
  • Dermatomyositis* / drug therapy
  • Dermatomyositis* / etiology
  • Humans