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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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Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

Are ligaments, tendons, and fasciae all kinds of connective tissue?

Yes!: They are tissues that in children and adults are composed of collagen and some elastin. Children have more type 3 collagen, and in adults it is more type 1. As collagen ages, more cross-links form, limiting flexibility and stretch as we age. The three connective tissues you identify, have different collagen and elastin arrays, and are very avascular, compared to muscle, slowing healing time. ...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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What causes connective tissue disorder?

What causes connective tissue disorder?

A real mish-mash...: Causes for any one of the hundreds of connective tissue disorders can vary. Some causes are just simply not known. Injury or trauma can be involved as well as infections. There is also a genetic component to causing some of the disorders. If you suspect a connective tissue problem, consult with your primary care provider for a thorough history and physical evaluation to help identify the cause. ...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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Name some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

Combination: Combination of signs of a several connective tissue diseases associated with hand swelling and often specific antibodies. ...Read more

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Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

Are some diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis characterized by inflammation of cartilage?

No: The inflammatory process in RA is in the synovium (the tissue that lines the joint). Cartilage damage can occur secondary to this inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Whats mixed connective tissue disease?

Whats mixed connective tissue disease?

Labs can confuse.: The labs are just a fraction of what needed to get you better. Your history and physical exam will determine your treatment. Looking for which labs will delay and confuse. You need to develop a few paragraphs of all your issues and sit down with your doctor to put the pieces together. Began a wellness program and add in magnesium and acupuncture. ...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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Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Why is myocardial tissue different from other tissues?

Myocardium: The heart muscle is striated muscle which contracts on its own. It's the only muscle that contracts on its own. ...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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What are the complications of connective tissue disorder?

What are the complications of connective tissue disorder?

Connective tissue disease: Connective tissue diseases include a number of inflammatory or autoimmune condition such as lupus, psoriasis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In some patients the disease itself may cause damage to the effected organs such as the kidneys or skin. Rarely, medications may cause complications such as ulcers from an anti-inflammatory drug. All of these are routinely managed by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?

If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?

Very possible: Autonomic dysfunction is a frustrating condition. If you did every measure that your doc suggested but to no avail, treating connective tissue disease with steroid may possibly help. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fibromyalgia and an undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

What's the difference between fibromyalgia and an undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

A LOT!: Any connective tissue disease (ctd) is essentially autoimmune, in nature, meaning the body is attacking itself. 'undifferentiated' may mean it's not classified or not classifiable, but still bears the hallmarks of inflammation & autoimmunity. No one can really agree what fibromyalgia is or what it's cause(s) are, but it does not appear to be autoimmune. Treatments for the 2 are very different. ...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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Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue, right?

Ligaments, tendons, and fasciae are all kinds of connective tissue, right?

Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more

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Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Besides radiotherapy, what can cause soft tissue thickening in peri rectal tissues?

Hemmorhoids: The most common reason to have thickening in the perirectal region would be hemorrhoids. These are swollen veins that sometimes develop clots in them. An infection in the peri-rectal region can cause swelling, such as herpes, warts, and bacterial infections. A perirectal abscess can also cause swelling and pain. If there is significant pain and swelling, you should be seen. ...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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What is genarlation tissue?

What is genarlation tissue?

Granulation Tissue: Granulation tissue is a beefy red wound bed that is rich in healing & immune defense factors. When wounds become infected and are opened for the infection to be physically removed, they are packed with wound care products that promote this tissue to grow and help in wound closure. The granulation tissue fights infection & contracts the wound shut over weeks - months depending on nutritional status. ...Read more

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