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Dermatomyositis, heliotrope eyelids

Dermatomyositis, heliotrope eyelids

Overview

This photograph demonstrates the sign "heliotrope eyelids" in which the eyelids develop a brown (violaceous - rather than red) color. Heliotrope eyelids and Gottron's papules on the knuckles are characteristic findings in dermatomyositis.

Update Date 2/11/2013