Juvenile dermatomyositis

Sidra Ishaque, Shakeel Ahmed, Rehan Ali, Khurram Minhas

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Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an important subtype of dermatomyositis characterized by inflammation of muscle, skin and gastrointestinal tract. A 14-year-old girl, with a history of fever, joint pain, easy fatigability and a rash since the age of 3 years is described. Physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electromyography (EMG) and muscle biopsy were suggestive of a chronic inflammatory process involving the muscles, most likely dermatomyositis. The report highlights the importance of a muscle biopsy as the gold standard for diagnosing dermatomyositis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-436
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011


  • Adolescent female
  • Arthritis
  • Gower's sign
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Rash


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