connective tissue diseases


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Related to connective tissue diseases: Marfan syndrome, polymyositis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

connective tissue diseases

This is a large group which includes RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, STILL'S DISEASE (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis), infective ARTHRITIS, SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS, various forms of ARTERITIS, POLYMYOSITIS and DERMATOMYOSITIS.

disease

pathogenic entity characterized by an identifiable aetiological agent, group of signs and symptoms and/or consistent anatomical alterations; see syndrome
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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.
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.

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