The skin finding pictured in this image is commonly referred to as the “shawl sign,” and is a classic skin finding in dermatomyositis.
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Inflammatory myositis often presents with hip flexor weakness and skin changes in sun-exposed area. Occasionally, other skin changes are present as well.
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