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could anybody have a connective tissue problem?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Yes: It can develop in anyone regardless of age, sex or ethnicity.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How common is connective tissue dissorder?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Depends on how many!: Many diseases are called connective tissue disease, but if you them autimmune diseases, you would include thyroiditis, which causes hypothyroidism. The 10% of the population would have one. But if you define connective disease as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, mctd, scleroderma, and sjogren's syndrome, then slightly less than 2%.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: connective tissue?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
Fibrous skeleton: There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help things hold their shape.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a connective tissue?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Rheumatology 25 years experience
Bridges: Connective tissues are the tissues that connect one structure to another. Examples include: the components of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between epithelial and connective tissue comparison and contrast?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Outside inside tissu: basically the epithelial cells line the surface of the body such as the skin, the mouth the intestine and so forth while the connective tissue is inside the body tissue

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