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2. Skin Rashes on the Face

The version of the disease known as dermatomyositis, which typically involves a rash, is more likely to affect women than men. The rash is often reddish or purple, and it can break out on the face or the back and chest. It's likely to be very unsightly and quite itchy. Sometimes hard tissue builds up under the skin to make the lumps that doctors call calcinosis.

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