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Dermatomyositis - Gottron papule

Dermatomyositis - Gottron papule

Overview

Red, thickened, scaly skin over the knuckles (Gottron sign) associated with dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease of the skin and muscles.

Review Date 1/10/2019

Updated by: Gordon A. Starkebaum, MD, MACR, ABIM Board Certified in Rheumatology, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.