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Amyopathic dermatomyositis

Last revised by Yuranga Weerakkody on 19 Jun 2019

Amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) is recognized as a distinct subtype of dermatomyositis where there is a typical skin rash of classic dermatomyosiytis but without muscle involvement.

Sub types

This form may be further divided into 

  • interstitial lung disease
  • malignancies:
    • according to one study, malignancy of the genitourinary organs (most common), aerorespiratory organs and breast were the most commonly observed solid organ tumors 2

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