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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-109

A rare case of juvenile dermatomyositis and review of literature


Department of Pediatrics, Index Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Anjali T Bharani
Department of Pediatrics, Index Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Indore - 452 001, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.202994

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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are rare group of systemic connective tissue diseases. The hallmark of these disorders is symmetrical chronic inflammation and weakness of proximal muscles. Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common inflammatory myositis in children. We describe a rare case of JDM in a 4-year-old female child who presented with characteristic cutaneous rash and proximal muscle weakness.


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