Diagnosis and Treatment

It is not always easy to diagnose dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM). These are rare disorders with many symptoms. Getting a diagnosis can take time.

On occasion, symptoms can provide clues to diagnosis. For example, if a rash is present, it can help doctors diagnose dermatomyositis.

Your healthcare provider will have many questions to ask during your examination. Thankfully, today’s doctors have many tools to help them reach a final diagnosis.

Getting diagnosed

Learn about the tests that are used by doctors to diagnose DM and PM.

Meet the treatment team.

Learn about the types of healthcare providers who may be involved in your treatment.

Treating dermatomyositis and polymyositis.

Learn about your treatment options.