Hematologic abnormalities, especially peripheral blood cytopenias, are commonly noted in collagen vascular diseases
(CVDs), including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and may sometimes be the initial abnormality in the disease presentation.
Both patients had no previous cardiothoracic surgery, pericarditis, radiation treatment, or collagen vascular diseases
Systemic and portal diseases proposed but not proven to be involved include collagen vascular diseases
, myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders, and autoimmune T-cell response (6,Z).
It illustrates the analysis of radiographic changes in a specific joint and the common arthropathies that produce these changes, then the radiographic hallmarks of each, with chapters on rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic and reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, neuropathic osteoarthropathy, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, gout, calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease, hydroxyapatite deposition disease, miscellaneous deposition diseases, collagen vascular diseases
, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, hemophilia, and mass-like arthropathies.
There are many different approaches to the evaluation of the lungs in patients with collagen vascular diseases
Other causes of pleural thickening are hemothorax, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and empyema, collagen vascular diseases
Specific topics include cadherins and connexins in pulmonary endothelial function, pulmonary endothelial progenitor cells, oxidant-mediated signaling and injury in pulmonary endothelium, therapeutic strategies to limit pulmonary endothelial cell permeability, genetic insights into endothelial barrier regulation in the acutely inflamed lung, and collagen vascular diseases
and pulmonary endothelium.
The disease is also a factor in other lung diseases such as collagen vascular diseases
, inhalation of toxic fumes, and respiratory tract infections.
4) Finally, many systemic diseases can lead to auricular ossification, including congenital plaque-like osteomatosis, Albright hereditary osteodystrophy, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, Addison disease, osseous heteroplasia, and collagen vascular diseases
, especially CREST syndrome and childhood dermatomyositis.
There are more than 150 conditions/exposures known to be associated with ILD, including silicosis, drug reactions, infections and collagen vascular diseases
such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic sclerosis.
Other noninfectious causes of erosive vulvovaginitis include collagen vascular diseases
and a local toxic effect of a drug.
The Rheumatology Division at Johns Hopkins University is home to one of the nation's premier groups of investigators in collagen vascular diseases
, with experts in vasculitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and other conditions.