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What Is Connective Tissue Disease
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"Differential connective tissue disease" is not a medical term. Did you mean mixed connective tissue disease?
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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
Skin biopsy shows early connective tissue disease. What is connective tissue disease? Why would it cause a chest rash? Or flushing w/ stress, emotion?
Get 2nd pathologist: "Connective tissue disease" was an obsolete word for the lupus / scleroderma / dermatomyositis family decades ago. Unless this is a second-hand report of a biopsy that showed nonspecific inflammatory changes that anybody can have, I would ask that the case be reviewed by another pathologist if the rash might be a real problem. Lots of folks flush with stress ("stress urticaria"); it's normal. ...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
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
Mixture of many: It is a mixture of findings from a variety connective tissue diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis and scleroderma. One does not have allof the symptoms at one time but can overlap from one to another with arthritis, rashes, internal involvement of lungs, heart, kidney less often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
What to do about connective tissue disease & lack of intestinal peristalsis? I have high fiber diet, drink lots of h20, & exercise daily.
Try Triphala: The things you are doing are wise. I advise trying triphala, a combination of 3 fruits used in ayurvedic medicine, that can improve peristalsis- especially the component known as haritaki. See http://www.Onlyfoods.Net/terminalia-chebula-haritaki.Html and http://www.Planetherbs.Com/specific-herbs/the-wonders-of-triphala.Html triphala is quite safe and not habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rheumatologists: Rheumatologists are specialists who treat autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as connnective tissue diseases. ...Read more
Immune system: Connective diseases such as lupus and scleroderma are diseases that result from the immune system attacking the body itself. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. Its cause is unknown. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. ...Read more
Any physician: It depends on the expertise. As a rheumatologist we may not necessarily have a corner on the market, but depending on what signs and symptoms the patient has they may be diagnosed by other physicians. It is important to be clear what the true diagnosis is since mctd people can have skin, joint, muscle, lung, heart, kidney involvement to name some. It depends on the stage of the mctd. ...Read more
What might make one w/connective tissue disease experience flares of brain feeling swollen, spacy &lightheaded when brain MRI was normal?
Immunity against oneself: Autoimmune means you're making an immune response against yourself. There are a variety of different autoimmune diseases. These include lupus erythematosus. Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis scleroderma and overlap syndromes. Each are evaluated differently. Although not common they are not uncommon. ...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
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
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