connective tissue disease

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connective tissue disease

connective tissue disease

Autoimmune disease, collagen-vascular disease Any of the diseases affecting connective tissues, with an autoimmune component, and immunologic/inflammatory defects Clinical Arthritis, connective tissue defects, endocarditis, myositis, nephritis, pericarditis, pleuritis, synovitis, vasculitis Lab ANAs, direct antiglobulin–Coombs' test, hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, ↑ or ↓ Igs, rheumatoid factors, BFP for syphilis Types Ankylosing spondylitis, dermatomyositis, IBD-related arthritis, polychondritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, polymyositis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, SLE, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis

connective tissue disease

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CTD

A group of diseases that affect connective tissue, including muscle, cartilage, tendons, vessels, skin, and ligaments. CTDs may be acute but are usually chronic. They may be localized or systemic and are marked by inflammatory or autoimmune injury. Examples of such diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis, and the vasculitides.
connective tissue disease; collagen vascular disease group of autoimmune conditions characterized by variable presentations of a range of systemic inflammatory and immunological features, i.e. vasculitis, Raynaud's disease, calcinosis, oesophagitis, sclerodactyly and telangiectasia; e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis; scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa and dermatomyosotis

Patient discussion about connective tissue disease

Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing? My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?

A. As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a connective tissue disorder resulting in joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility.
I have connective tissue disorder, which was made worse by the pregnancy hormones.
Edith, who also suffers from Congenital Connective Tissue Disorder, flew to Orlando with parents Geraldine and Chris after the Starlight Children's Foundation granted her Disney wish.
Any suspicion of a connective tissue disorder should prompt a medical genetics or cardiac referral, as timely detection can potentially save or prolong life for these patients.
He said his wife suffers from a connective tissue disorder called systemic lupus erythmatosis and requires strong medication.
Rare and complex disorder EHLERS-DANLOS syndrome (EDS) is a connective tissue disorder.
She has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, and she was told she would never work with people with disabilities when she was applying to colleges.
She has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type three, a rare connective tissue disorder which interferes with nerves and organs.
Khalim Ahmed, 21, from Caernarfon, was last year diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a connective tissue disorder, after spending his childhood and adolescence suffering from mystery muscle pain.
Craig Oldford, the six-year-old's father, said his son, who has a chronic lung disease and connective tissue disorder, had been following William and Kate's tour around Canada.
Scleromyxedema (also called papular mucinosis) is a chronic connective tissue disorder in which mucin deposits cause the skin to become red and raised, and make the movement of affected areas difficult.
Arterial hypertension in connective tissue disorder, polymyositis, arthritis, degenerative arthritis, and the up-to-date rheumatism medicines are also topics to be discussed during the conference.

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