Dermatomyositis and overlap syndromes

  • C. R. Lovell
  • P. J. Maddison
  • G. V. Campion


The term dermatomyositis describes the association between a characteristic eruption and myositis. It is rarer than lupus erythematosus (LE) and systemic sclerosis and the female predominance is less marked. It can occur at any age, predominantly from the fifth decade, but distinct forms occur in children.


Systemic Sclerosis Connective Tissue Disease Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Polymyalgia Rheumatica Periorbital Oedema 
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© C.R. Lovell, P.J. Maddison and G.V. Campion 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Lovell
    • 1
  • P. J. Maddison
    • 2
  • G. V. Campion
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal United HospitalBathUK
  2. 2.Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic DiseasesBathUK
  3. 3.Hoechst AGWiesbadenGermany

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