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Butterfly Rash And Connective Tissue Disorders
Had punch biopsy done on rash in '09. Results: "early lesion of connective tissue disorder." what f/up is suggested?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not that i have Cn.: It is a specific disease with a blood marker hla-b27. Not associated with other disorders. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Connective tissue disorders are a form of autoimmune disease - a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. An autoimmune disorder may affect one or more organ or tissue types. Organs and tissues commonly affected by autoimmune ...Read more
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