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ROCHA CHOQUE, Mayra Victoria; RIOS SAAVEDRA, Zaida; PEREIRA, Vianca  and  LUIZAGA, Marcelo. Juvenile dermatomyositis, a disease uncommon in childhood: A case report. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.2, pp.48-52. ISSN 2077-3323.

Juvenile dermatomyositis is a rare autoimmune myopathy childhood with an incidence of 3 cases per 1 million inhabitants, with a female-male ratio 2:1, the age of presentation is the first bimodal peak at age 5 and the second to 11 years. It manifests with skin and muscle involvement. For a male patient affected 6-year-old juvenile dermatomyositis diagnosed in the Manuel Ascencio Villarroel Hospital with proximal muscle weakness, heliotrope erythema in conjunction with periorbicular level edema, papules Gottron metacarpoflangicas joint and calcinosis occurs in both elbows.Treatment was started with 2 bowling meltilprednisona, followed by oral prednisone. The patient shows progressive improvement once time that treatment was installed.This condition raises diagnostics, nosological and therapeutic problems, but after a diagnosis and treatment the patient's prognosis is usually good.

Keywords : Dermatomyositis; Polymyositis; Myositis.

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