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Dermatomyositis is inflammation of the skin and underlying muscle tissue that characteristically causes a skin rash and muscle weakness. In most cases, the first symptom is a distinctive skin rash on the face, chest, hands or elbows. The rash is patchy and usually a bluish-purple color. The muscle weakness usually starts in your neck, arms, or hips, and it gets worse over time. The muscle weakness can be felt on both sides of your body and tends to develop in muscles closest to the center of your body.