connective tissue disorders

connective tissue disorders 

Inherited conditions resulting from mutations that adversely affect the structure of connective tissues, such as the cornea, sclera, tendons and ligaments. Examples: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan's syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, Stickler's syndrome.
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Objective: RUBICON will establish a global network for staff exchange of scientists and for research training focussed on connective tissue disorders.
Certain causes of pulmonary hypertension include emphysema, connective tissue disorders, blood clots in lungs, and sleep apnea.
EDS comprises a group of connective tissue disorders that exhibit joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility.
18-20) Connective tissue disorders can affect any body structure resulting in a wide range of characteristic abnormalities.
Mayo Clinic cited diagnosing a Marfan syndrome can be quite challenging due to the similarity in signs and symptoms in many connective tissue disorders.
As a result, kollaGen II-xs may be a viable treatment option for the management of joint and connective tissue disorders.
It is most frequently caused by impact trauma such as a blow to the face, a disorder caused by compression of the nose during childbirth, or by genetic connective tissue disorders.
It is most frequently caused by the impact trauma such as a blow to the face, a disorder caused by compression of the nose during childbirth, or by genetic connective tissue disorders.
Myofibroblasts are affected in many kinds of connective tissue disorders such as Dupuytrens and frozen shoulder.
Covariates included in the fully adjusted model were maternal age, race, history of diabetes, chronic hypertension, liver disease, and connective tissue disorders.
Chapters then focus on pulmonary arterial hypertension and its pathology and genetics, exercise testing, biomarkers, lung transplantation, and medical treatment; drug and toxin-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension; the complications of connective tissue disorders and interstitial and granulomatous lung diseases; the relationship to HIV and other viral infections, sickle cell disease, left heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, schistosomiasis, and congenital heart diseases; and high-altitude and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
CRP may be low or typically very low during a flareup of some connective tissue disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or undifferentiated connective tissue disease.

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