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Had punch biopsy done on rash in '09. Results: "early lesion of connective tissue disorder." what f/up is suggested?

Had punch biopsy done on rash in '09. Results: "early lesion of connective tissue disorder." what f/up is suggested?

Rheumatologist: Talk to a rheumatologist to confirm your diagnosis. Blood tests might be needed. A minimum of a yearly follow up is needed provided no other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Is there a connection between anklyosing spondylitis and connective tissue disorders?

Is there a connection between anklyosing spondylitis and connective tissue disorders?

Not that i have Cn.: It is a specific disease with a blood marker hla-b27. Not associated with other disorders. ...Read more

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Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Likley: A combination of both in which genetics predispose you but a trigger or exposure which your body encounters turns on the autoantibodies. ...Read more

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What ist the current view of visceroptosis in school medicine? Could you get it without having any connective tissue disorders?

What ist the current view of visceroptosis in school medicine? Could you get it without having any connective tissue disorders?

Not a CT disorder: Per Wikipedia, visceroptosis is a prolapse or sinking of the abdominal viscera (internal organs) below their natural position from loss of muscular tone, relaxation of the intestinal ligaments which hold viscera in place, and, tightlacing in women. I am unfamiliar with this as a condition and was never trained to include it in my list of diagnoses. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

Symptoms for connective tissue disorders?

CT Symptoms: Common symptom of a connective tissue disease is nonspecific fatigue. Depending on which connective tissue disease is present, and how active it is, a wide variety of symptoms may occur. These include fevers, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, weakness, and many other symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for connective tissue disorders?

Are there any tests for connective tissue disorders?

Tests for CT Disease: Your doctor may suspect mixed connective tissue disease based on your signs and symptoms. A physical exam may reveal signs such as swollen hands and painful, swollen joints. A blood test can determine whether you have a certain antibody in your blood that indicates mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Is it possible for someone to have a combo of connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome and ehlers danlos syndrome?

Yes, but unlikely: Both Marfan syndrome (see http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/mar/) and Ehlers Danlos syndrome (see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001468.htm) are conditions where mutations in proteins that are main components of connective tissue are abnormal which can result in a number of tissue abnormalities and possible health problems.Not likely both conditions at same time ...Read more

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Can someone explain connective tissue disorders? I'm hypermobile in most of my joints and my shoulder dislocate and sublux regularly. I need help!

You need diagnosis: Connective tissue disease may or may not apply to you. Hypermobility like you describe could be a sign of a disease such as ehlos danlos syndrome, marfans syndrome, benign hypermobility syndrome. You should see a doctor who deals with these disorders to determine if there is anything to be concerned about. The primary treatment for the most common causes of your symptoms is physical therapy. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more