What Are the Treatments for Dermatomyositis?

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Dermatomyositis is a chronic disease with a long course. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the type of disease, the treatment plan, and the active cooperation of the patient and family. Treatments for dermatomyositis often include medications, therapy, surgical and other procedures. Medications
  1. Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoid is clinically proved as effective in the treatment of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, and thus is the most preferred drug for the treatment of polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
  1. Immuno-suppressants
  • Ÿ   Methotrexate (e.g. Trexall)
  • Ÿ   Azathioprine (e.g. Azasan, Imuran)
  • Ÿ   Cyclophosphamide
  1. Rituximab (Rituxan)
  2. Antimalarial medications
  3. Sunscreens
  1. Physical therapy
  2. Speech therapy
  3. Dietetic assessment
Surgical and other procedures
  1. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg)
  2. Surgery
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