Advances in Recognition, Understanding and Management

  • Lyubomir A. Dourmishev
  • Assen L. Dourmishev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Clinical Manifestations of Dermatomyositis

  3. Complications of Dermatomyositis

  4. Clinical Variants of Dermatomyositis

  5. Other Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies

  6. Laboratory Manifestations of Dermatomyositis

  7. Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of DM

  8. Etiology and Pathogenesis

  9. Treatment of Dermatomyositis

  10. Management and Control

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 345-354

About this book


Although dermatomyositis is a rare connective tissue disease, many physicians are confronted with the diagnosis and treatment of patients affected by this condition. Based on the vast personal experience of the authors, who have diagnosed, treated, and managed many dermatomyositis patients, this clinical guide provides dermatologists, rheumatologists, pediatricians, neurologists, and general practitioners with the keys to interpreting the clinical symptoms of dermatomyositis. Also included are algorithms to help the reader to make the correct diagnosis, as well as guidance on new diagnostic methods and treatment schemes.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lyubomir A. Dourmishev
    • 1
  • Assen L. Dourmishev
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and VenereologyMedical University SofiaSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79312-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79313-7
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