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



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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Pulmonary manifestations of scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease.
identifying most of the patients suspected to have a connective tissue disease, or high specificity, i.
The mean rate of transition from isolated Raynaud's to scleroderma or another connective tissue disease in this series was 3.
With these new individual ENA assays, clinicians now have a complete array of Phadia tools to aid in the diagnosis and evaluation of a range of CTDs such as lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, systemic sclerosis, limited systemic sclerosis, poly-dermatomyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
It covers material most likely to be in the exam, including vascular biology, vasculitis and connective tissue disease, upper extremity arterial disease (including Raynaud Syndrome), chronic venous and lymphatic disease, thrombophilia, venous thromboembolism, arterial and venous testing in the laboratory, perioperative management, leg ulcerations and clinical evaluation of lower extremities, treatment of peripheral arterial disease, acute arterial disorders, aortic dissection, renal and mesenteric artery disease, carotid artery disease and stroke, endovascular techniques, diseases of the aorta, angioplasty and stenting, therapy for brachiocephalic vessels, possible complications and strange or unusual diseases.
PATENT-CHILD is an international, multicenter, single-arm, open-label study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of a body-weight adjusted riociguat regimen in children aged between 6 years and less than 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with idiopathic PAH, hereditary PAH, or PAH associated with connective tissue disease or congenital heart disease with shunt closure.
We have been experimenting with vegetarian diets for a third disease--systemic lupus, a severe connective tissue disease of women.
PAH can occur with no known underlying cause, or it can occur secondary to diseases such as connective tissue disease, congenital heart defects, cirrhosis of the liver and HIV infection.
Contract award: kela~s rehabilitation will take the rare connective tissue disease patients to rehabilitation and adaptation training in 2014-2017.
PAH may occur without an apparent underlying cause, or it can occur secondary to diseases such as connective tissue disease, congenital heart defects, cirrhosis of the liver and HIV infection.

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