Chapter 56. Dermatomyositis

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. David F. Fiorentino MD, PhD Assistant Professor1 and
  2. Jeffrey P. Callen MD Professor of Medicine Chief2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch56

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fiorentino, D. F. and Callen, J. P. (2008) Dermatomyositis, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch56

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departments of Dermatology and Medicine (Rheumatology), Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Dermatology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • dermatomyositis - idiopathic inflammatory myopathies;
  • amyopathic dermatomyositis diagnosis by clinical–pathological correlation;
  • amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM);
  • IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) in randomized controlled trial (RCT);
  • dermatomyositis - rare disorder;
  • patient with dermatomyositis/ADM and possible cancer assessment;
  • polymyositis and dermatomyositis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References