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Which connective tissue diseases cause a skin rash? Punch biopsy suggestive of early connective tissue disease.
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
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
Could undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause pain in muscles such as traps, upper arms etc?
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
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
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
What type of tissue is the stroma in your iris? A connective tissue , nervous tissue, or epithelial tissue?
Iris: Stroma is made up of fibers & cells. ...Read more
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
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
If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?
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
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
Yes: Ligaments connect bones to other bones. Tendons connect muscles to bones. And fascia surrounds muscle groups. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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