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Dermatomyositis Causes & Risks

Causes

Although the cause or causes are not known, a viral infection may trigger the onset of dermatomyositis by causing the body’s immune system to misidentify infected skin and muscle tissue as a threat.

Risk Factors

The following factor increases your chance of developing dermatomyositis:

  • Having another connective tissue disorder

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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