​What is the long term outlook for JDM ?

Some children will have just one episode of JDM, which may last for 2-3 years and then goes away (enters what is called ‘remission’). Other children will have disease that comes back after a prolonged period of remission. 

Some children have a more prolonged disease that can last many years (‘chronic course’). It is important for the disease to be treated by specialists in JDM to provide the best possible result for each patient.

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