Treat juvenile dermatomyositis early

April 1, 2004

Washington - Timely diagnosis of juvenile dermatomyositis is critical, because early aggressive management with immunosuppressive agents - even for patients with amyopathic disease - is the best method for preventing calcinosis that is a source of significant morbidity for these children, said Amy S. Paller, M.D., at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.