Juvenile Dermatomyositis

About Your Child's Care and Condition

Juvenile Dermatomyositis, or JDM, presents primarily as weakness, but other symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, inability to walk, fever and joint pain can also present. While juvenile arthritis occurs mainly in the joints, JDM centers on the skin and muscle, only sometimes causing painful joints.

Our pediatric rheumatology specialists provide highly specialized diagnosis and treatment for children and teens that have auto-immune diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including dermatomyositis.