Dermatomyositis Flare Up: A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2021,11,4,2568-2570.
Published:March 2022
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Femi Francis1, Jerrin Reji Mathew1, Siby Joseph2, Sumesh Chacko P3

1,2Department of Pharmacy Practice, St.Joseph’s College of Pharmacy, Cherthala, Alapuzha, Kerala, India

3Department of General Medicine, Lourdes Hospital, Ernakulam, Kerala, India


Dermatomyositis an idiopathic inflammatory disease characterized by muscle weakness and cutaneous manifestations. Here we report a known case of dermatomyositis with flare up of symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness,joint pain, skin rashes and ocassional fever. The patient was treated with immunosuppresive drugs and steroids. He responded favourably to the treatment, successfully reversed skin changes and he was stable during discharge. 

Dermatomyositis Flare Up: A Case Report