Juvenile Myositis 101

Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) 101 with Ann Reed, MD.

Dr. Ann Reed is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University and a Professor of Pediatrics at Duke. She’s a world-renowned pediatric rheumatologist and immunologist, who has spent decades caring for children with juvenile dermatomyositis.

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

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.

Treatment Plans for Juvenile Myositis

A treatment plan is based on many factors, including the severity and expression of the juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). Each case is different and the symptoms can change over time.

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