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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

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 there any tests for connective tissue disorders?

Are there any tests for connective tissue disorders?

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

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What is connective tissue disorder category?

Connective Tissue : There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for connective tissue disorder?

What are the tests for connective tissue disorder?

Careful evaluation.: Aside from the most important physical examination, where the clinical signs and symptoms of a potential connective tissue disorder can be looked for, several tests can be called on for conformation. These test include imaging studies, such as x-ray, tissue biopsies and blood/serum analysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of connective tissue disorder?

Connection problem.: A connective tissue disorder is exactly what it sounds like. A problem with the tissue that connects one tissue to another. A simple example is tendinitis and all the symptoms associated with it. There are literally hundreds of potential connective tissue disorders and as such there are hundreds, if not thousands of associated symptoms. If you suspect you have a disorder, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

Connective tissue disorders--are they genetic or autoimmune?

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

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What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

Rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the specialist with the most in depth knowledge of connective tissue disorders. Caution: blood tests such as the rnp antibody do not diagnose mctd nor do they rule it out. The diagnosis must be made from the history and physical examination with blood tests playing a confirmatory role. ...Read more

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Does having a pectus deformity mean you likely have a connective tissue disorder?

No: Despite some "pop" claims, they're seldom related. Pectus has no relationship to "connective tissue disorders" like lupus and scleroderma. The relationship to Ehlers-Danlos is weak. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Stephens
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Stillbirth (Definition)

A stillbirth is a condition in which fetal death occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most cases are due to unknown causes, but some possible causes include bacterial infection, genetic defects, recreational drug use by the mother, physical trauma, ...Read more


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