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how common is connective tissue dissorder?

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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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How can I become an organ and tissue donor?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
Urology 46 years experience
It's easy: It's a great idea. First let your immediate family know of your wishes. You can check the box on your state driver's license. You can ask you local organ procurement organization, if they keep list. You can even sign up on facebook. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/technology/facebook-urges-members-to-add-organ-donor-status.html?pagewanted=all.
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What is hla-typing or "tissue typing?" what is tissue crossmatch?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Donor-Recipient: These are all methods of determining compatibility between donor and recipient with organ and tissue transplants. Everyone has certain protein and carbohydrate markers on the outside of every cell. These make us unique, but also are potential allergens between people. To help prevent rejection (which can be life-threatening) we try to make sure the markers are alike as possible in both people.
A 21-year-old member asked:

In the diagnosis for neuroblastoma, why should a tissue sample be taken?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Diagnosis- prognosis: Neuroblastoma diagnosis can be confirmed with a tissue biopsy. The biopsy can also give prognostic information- an assessment of tumor aggressiveness and likely results with treatment. Tissue can help assess neuroblastoma sub-types, aggressive characteristics can be seen on microscopy and genetic mutations can be tested which in turn confer a worse outcome.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can keloid spread to the near by tissues?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Keloids can grow but are limited to skin and soft tissue.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Which is more effective--deep tissue or hot stone massage?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Hot stone masssage is a way do delivering superficial heat to the tissues of the body. It is mostly a spa treatment done for relaxation. It does feel great. Deep tissue massage can also be done for relaxation but is more often done to help with muscular injuries.

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