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What is Juvenile
Juvenile myositis is a rare autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. Your doctor may refer to juvenile myositis as juvenile dermatomyositis or JDM. Juvenile dermatomyositis is the most common form of the disease.
Juvenile myositis affects each child differently as the immune system typically attacks muscle and skin, resulting in significant and sometimes severe weakness and persistent rash. The exact cause of JM is unknown. Current treatments are imperfect, yet most children diagnosed today go on to live their best lives. Our work is to help make the road to their best life easier, so they can get back to being kids again faster.