What happens after diagnosis has been made ?

The doctor will look at the results of all tests to work out if your child has JDM. If your child does have JDM, they will be started on treatment. A team of people will be there to look after your child and will make them feel better. 

This team is likely to include doctors that specialise in JDM, specialist nurses and specialist physiotherapists. Your child may also see other professionals as part of a team including occupational therapists, psychologists and pharmacists. Your child may need more investigations if they do not respond as well as expected to treatment, or the treatment may need to be changed according to disease evolution. 

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