This disease is a fairly uncommon disease that has some very problematic signs and symptoms. It is characterized by weakness in muscles and a very distinct rash on the skin.
Dermatomyositis is classified as a skin disease. Both children and adults could contract this disease. For adults, the late 40s to the initial years in the 60s is when dermatomyositis normally appears. For children, the age bracket 5 to 15 years is the most susceptible to dermatomyositis.
While doctors have not yet found any cure for dermatomyositis, the symptoms could improve when treatment is given properly. The skin rash could also be treated. Furthermore, the treatment could also restore the muscle strength and functionality to a degree.