Juvenile Myositis

Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) and Juvenile Polymyositis (JPM)

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Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and juvenile polymyositis (JPM) are rare autoimmune diseases that affect muscle and skin as well as other organ systems. Duke pediatric rheumatologists are experts in treating children affected with these diseases and are actively conducting research into these conditions. We help children live normal, active lives.