My 32 yr. old daughter was diagnosed with DM in 1985 at age 9. She was pronounced Cured 2 years later after prednisone treatment. We have since learned DM is auto immune. Now, at age thirty she has developed 4 auto immune diseases - hepatitis,celiac sprue (hereditary) hoshimoto's thrydroiditis & Auto immune vasculitis. She is on prednisone again, and immuran for the hep. The Rhuematologist insists the dermotomyositis has not returned. The red nail beds, the bluish tint on the eye lids, excessive hair growth , and joint and muscle pain are back. Anyone else had any experience similar? How does one find a rheumatologist that will take it serious? She has seen 2 rheumy so far. What testing should she be demanding?