Mr. Tran Van Bao (44 years old, Ho Chi Minh City) was examined at Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of June, with increasing pain in many joints and weakness of muscles near the trunk axis (limbs).

Dr. Nguyen Thi Minh Duc – Head of the Department of Neurology, Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, said that through history, the patient said he had previously had signs of Covid-19 (fever, runny nose).

People with dermatomyositis are prone to muscle weakness and difficulty walking.

Through examination, tests, and imaging, the doctor concluded that Mr. Bao had autoimmune dermatomyositis.

Doctor Minh Duc said that autoimmune dermatomyositis is a rare disease.

The cause of autoimmune polymyositis is autoimmune reactions to muscle tissue in people who carry susceptible genes.

Signs of the disease are often progressive weakness of the muscles, especially the trunk muscles.

Muscle weakness may progress over weeks to months.

Examination of muscle weakness and difficulty walking revealed a rare disease

Doctor Minh Duc is examining patients at Tam Anh General Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.

Some cases have skin manifestations.

Sometimes, the disease can damage internal organs.

Doctor Minh Duc said that the consequences of dermatomyositis are relatively severe.

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