Juvenile Myositis 101

Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) 101 with Ann Reed, MD

Dr. Ann Reed is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University, a Cure JM Center of Excellence, and a member of Cure JM’s Clinical Care Network.

Dr. Reed is a world-renowned pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist, who has spent decades caring for children with juvenile dermatomyositis.

In this video, Dr. Reed explains what JDM is, how it is diagnosed, and how it is treated.

Doctor and young juvenile myositis patient.

What is Juvenile Myositis?

Juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis and juvenile polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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