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Dermatomyositis, heliotrope rash on the face

Dermatomyositis, heliotrope rash on the face

Overview

Inflammation of the connective tissues (dermatomyositis) typically produces a reddish-purple (violaceous) rash. The rash is named after the tendency of plants to grow toward the sun (heliotropic) and is characteristic of dermatomyositis.

Update Date 2/8/2011