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J is for Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

J: Juvenile Dermatomyositis  What is worse than an adult having Dermatomyositis? A child! As adults we can do our best to describe our symptoms, our pains, and our fears but as a children we are more limited and even more scared. Some facts about JDM: Juvenile dermatomyositis affects more children than adults. The exact cause… Continue reading J is for Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

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I is for Irritating Inflammation

 I: Irritating Inflammation Dermatomyositis = Skin + Muscle + Inflammation. Having DM causes my skin and muscles to be inflamed and this inflammation is pain that I am feeling everyday. Inflammation is a protective response that involves immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators. The purpose of inflammation is to eliminate the initial cause of… Continue reading I is for Irritating Inflammation