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Diffuse Disease Of Connective Tissue
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
No: It's neither. It's an overgrowth of fibrous tissue that's poorly understood. Sometimes an injection can break it, or surgery's an option. Best wishes. ...Read more
Partly: The exact cause of this disease is still unknown. We believe that there is a genetic or inherited predisposition and a second enviorental trigger for this disease. It is rate to see 2 family members with this disease. Basically this means it is not an inherited disease. The abity to get this disease may be inherited but not the disease itself. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type not clear: Undifferentiated connective-tissue disease (uctd) is a diagnosis applied to signs and symptoms that are consistent with a connective-tissue disease (ctd) but that do not fulfill the classification or diagnostic criteria for any one of the defined ctds such as (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc..). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Cause not clear. Genetic, occupational or environmental ...Read more
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
Joint, skin, interna: Mctd can have a variety of signs and sympotms whichcan change with times. By the name it is a mixture of a variety of connective tissue diseases: systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis and rheumatoid arthritis. Depending on which condition is prominent at the time. When you are evaluated your physician will look for causes of the symptoms from these categories. ...Read more
Does infectious disease specialist treat or study systemic scleroderma. Undifferentied diffuse connective tissue disease,raynauds?
No: these are generally dealt with by rheumatologists. Good luck. ...Read more
If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
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
It depends: It depends on the specific disease.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Dx of unspec connective tissue disease in 2010 due to Sx and positive ANA (atypical speckled 1:640, diffuse pattern 1:80).ANA is now neg.Is this poss?
Any symptoms: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, lab tests alone do not make a diagnosis of disease. Did you have any symptoms? Did the symptoms subside? Autoantibodies can decrease in strength. ...Read more
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