New ERN ReCONNET webinar: Spectrum of skin manifestations in dermatomyositis
This webinar focuses on dermatomyositis (DM), an auto-immune disease, characterized by distinct skin lesions and a heterogeneous constellation of systemic manifestations, including myositis and interstitial lung disease. Guest speaker will be Dr Petra De Haes, she will share with us important insights on DM and will be moderated by Dr. Jiri Vencoksky.
A good knowledge of the cutaneous signs in DM is important, since skin features are an essential diagnostic clue, especially in those patients with absence of muscle involvement (so called amyopathic DM). In addition, skin lesions have an important impact on the quality of life of DM patients and are often resistant to classic DM treatments.
Traditionally, skin findings have been divided into pathognomonic (Gottron papules, Gottron sign and heliotrope rash), characteristic, compatible, less common, rare and non-specific.
An overview will be given of these different cutaneous manifestations seen in adult dermatomyositis. Treatment of patients with DM is generally driven by the involvement of muscle disease and or other systemic manifestations. However, skin disease often responds differently and requires a specific approach.
The webinar is scheduled for Wedn. Sept. 27th at 16.00 CEST.