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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Although she suffers from the genetic connective tissue condition Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and uses a wheelchair, Dr Carter tells her she will probably have a normal pregnancy.
Further, among patients with multiple organ failure, those treated at an LTCH with circulatory, digestive and musculoskeletal and connective tissue conditions had lower costs, with Medicare cost differences ranging from $13,806 to $20,809 over an episode of care.
34,36) As a result, optimal cellular and connective tissue conditions are encouraged, plausibly uncomplicating and improving overall health.
Chronic pain, loss of mobility and function, loss of independence and ultimately a diminished quality of life are common outcomes of a host of musculoskeletal and connective tissue conditions," said IMHA's Scientific Director, Dr.

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