Juvenile dermatomyositis

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Synonyms: Juvenile DM

An early-onset form of dermatomyositis (DM) a systemic autoimmune inflammatory muscle disorder with vasculopathy characterized by proximal and symmetrical muscle weakness evocative skin lesions and systemic manifestations. Vasculopathy occurs in the skin muscle (mainly in the perifascicular area) and sometimes in the intestinal tissue.

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Advocacy Organizations

Association Aux Pas du Coeur – Côte d’ivoire

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognition of rare diseases in Ivory Coast. Our mission is to: Raise awareness and campaign to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession to be able to make a final diagnosis and ensure continuous monitoring of patients easily.

Breathe Support Network

MISSION STATEMENT The Breathe Support Networks mission is to provide support and education for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families, helping them to better #LIVEwithPF. This includes, but is not limited to: - education about pulmonary fibrosis - guiding patients and families on how to talk to their healthcare team - providing tips to live a healthier more productive life - providing information about other pulmonary fibrosis resources

Help Hope Live

Help Hope Live supports community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical expenses and related costs due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. These efforts play a critical role in helping clients access the care and equipment they need to heal, live, and thrive. Unlock a powerful and safe way to raise funds for medical needs with Help Hope Live. They provide one-on-one fundraising guidance, a customizable Campaign Page, bill pay support, and additional benefits based on their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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