Understanding Treatments and Side Effects

In this presentation, Dr. Curran and Dr. Kim explain JM’s current and future treatment strategies. An overview of the immune system is provided because understanding the system is important before understanding the treatment.

Topics reviewed in this presentation include the following:

  • Current and future treatment strategies
  • Immune system overview, steroids, and other medications
  • How medications work, and the side effects of those medications
  • Sun protection, physical therapy, and exercise treatments
Getting the Diagnosis. Megan Curran, MD

Getting the Diagnosis

It often takes a bit of time for children with juvenile myositis (JM) to get a proper diagnosis. This is due to the fact that

10th Symposium for Clinicians and Researchers - Juvenile Dermatomyositis

10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium

The 10th Annual Cure JM Medical Symposium in partnership with Duke University happened May 13th, 2023, virtually, with presentations from world-leading researchers and clinicians on

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