Isolated pulmonary capillaritis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease
This is because solvent exposure can, in rare cases, lead to the development of connective tissue diseases
, of which RP may be an early manifestation.
6% of them developed a connective tissue disease
during 2,531 person-years of follow-up, compared with 13.
Mixed connective tissue disease
has features of several disorders
Background & objectives: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease
characterized vascular damage and fibrosis.
9%) of 196 control sera (6 of 32 consecutively recruited non-RA patients, 5 of 27 psoriatic arthritis patients, 27 of 98 patients with connective tissue diseases
, and 3 of 39 patients with specific autoantibodies) showed a positive reaction with 1 or more assays.
Rheumatology covers a wide spectrum of disease including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and connective tissue diseases
such as lupus.
Pneumococcal soft-tissue infections: Possible association with connective tissue diseases
A whopping 59% of diagnoses in the 1992-2002 registry fell under the heading of disorders other than juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases
, spondyloarthropathy and reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, infectious arthritis and osteomyelitis, malignant/hematologic disease, chronic pain syndromes, or hypermobility and overuse syndromes.
6) While the ANA is often positive in connective tissue diseases
, it is also often positive in other nonautoimmune diseases such as infectious disease (e.
Nor were the findings explained by the presence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, or other connective tissue diseases