Flashcards in DD- DERM PBL Deck (19):
a connective-tissue disease that is characterized by inflammation of the muscles and the skin.
main symptoms include skin rash and symmetric proximal muscle weakness
______ findings occur in dermatomyositis but not PM and are generally present at diagnosis.
In DM, usually ____ presents first
skin symptoms (before muscle)
DM is a ______ disorder
______ (also in PM) refers to rough, cracked skin at the tips and lateral aspects of the fingers forming irregular dirty-appearing lines that resemble those seen in a laborer
a diffuse, flat, erythematous lesion over the back and shoulders or in a "V" over the posterior neck and back or neck and upper chest, which worsens with UV light
V sign or Shawl Sign, present in DM
Erythematousraised papules overlying the metacarpal and interphalangeal joints
facial erythema with facial edema and scale represents a recent disease flare in an adult patient with dermatomyositis.
Malar and facial erythema
DM is likely triggered by
malignancy , infection, drug related
Kids and adults
High blood levels of _______ are often present in dermatomyositis or polymyositis
Creatine kinase (CPK)
Confluent macular erythema confined to the upper eyelid, with associated periorbital edema.
present in DM
Lupus rash will spare the ______, DM will not
DM is also itchy
____ infiltrates in DM
CD4 T cells
_______ infiltrates in PM
CD8 T cells
Connective Tissue disorders