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Doctor insights on: Connective Tissue In Skin

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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


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What is fibrocollagenous tissue and adipose tissue?

Good question: Fibrocollagenous tissue is the connective tissue throughout our bodies that help maintain shape and function. Adipose tissue is fat. ...Read more

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Is the stroma in the iris a connective tissue?

Is the stroma in the iris a connective tissue?

Yes: The iris is made up of many parts. There is a connective tissue portion including the sphincter muscle and other connective tissue. ...Read more

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What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

What is a "connective tissue disease"? Had punch biopsy on rash, suggestive of early connective tissue disease. What is "connective tissue?"

Connective tissue: This is a constellation of disease affecting the supporting tissue throughout the body. It involves fat, cartilage,bone.there are different types with names such as Eleros Danlos , Marfans syndrome, Osteogensis imperfecta, they are all a result of gene dysfunction.ie are inheritable disorders. Most are fairly uncommon. The treatment varies depending on the specific areas involved ...Read more

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How do connective tissues differ from epithelial tissues?

Epithelium: Epithelial tissues are covering layers whereas connective tissue is usually beneath the epithelium connecting other tissues, supportive structures. ...Read more

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Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Are soft tissue models in the lungs cancerous?

Suspicious : Any mass or lump in the lung is suspicious . If you are talking about a lump you feel in the soft tissue around the chest cavity area . These are not malignant ...Read more

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Can scleroderma occur in areas below the skin surface, such as tendon or muscle?

Can scleroderma occur in areas below the skin surface, such as tendon or muscle?

Yes: Besides the skin many internal areas can be involved including tendon, muscle, lung, kidney, heart etc. Your physicians can help clarify the extend of yours if you have scleroderma or the patient with scleroderma you are asking about can discuss this with the physicians in charge on the care. ...Read more

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Is sle a connective tissue disease?

Is sle a connective tissue disease?

Yes: It is classified as aconnective tissue disease because it involves joints and soft tissue with inflammation along with rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyosits, and mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Does platelet rich plasma injections to ligaments cause scar tissue or new connective tissue?

Both: Injecting platelet rich plasma is supposed to amplify the response of the repair cells by supplying growth factors to the area of injection. It's a good theory, but evidence of other than short term changes is lacking. ...Read more

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Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?

It could : As many autoimmune/connective tissue disease are marked by various myalgias(or muscle aches). Be aware that many thing can cause symptoms like this, including stress by itself. ...Read more

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Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate. There is mild fibroplasia?

Please interpret this tissue biopsy. Fibrous pericardium with granulation tissue and fibrinous exudate.  There is mild fibroplasia?

Healing: The pericardium has been injured in some way, perhaps by surgery or there may be a healing infection. What is means most of all is there isn't tumor. ...Read more

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White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot with destruction of skin layer due to autoimmune disorder?

White spot: Whie spot on the slin can be from multiple causes. One cause is vitiligo which as an autoimmune disorder of the skin. You need a proper diagnosis, you need to see a dmatologist. ...Read more

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What is mixed connective tissue disease?

What is mixed connective tissue disease?

Combination of CTD: Mixed connective tissue disease is an autoimmune conditions with a combination of autoimmune diseases systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and polymyositis. One of these conditions is usually more prominent than the others at one time and with time it can progress to the other autoimmune diseases. Thus you may have arthritis, or a rash, or internal medical probelm. ...Read more

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Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

Is scar tissue likely to become skin cancer?

It can: The following risk factors increase the risk of basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers: •old scars, burns, ulcers, or areas of inflammation on the skin. (this is taken from the national cancer institute website). ...Read more

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Connective Tissue (Definition)

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 ...Read more