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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Synonyms Connective Tissue Disease MCTD Disorder Subdivisions None Related Disorders List Information on the following diseases can be found in the Related Disorders section of this report: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Scleroderma Polymyositis Rheumatoid arthritis. General Discussion Mixed connective tis ... Read on »
Detailed Information on Mixed Connective Tissue Disease by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is also known as Sharp syndrome. Mixed connective tissue disease is a rheumatic disease that has features shared by lupus, scleroderma, polymyosistis or dermatomyositis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is a disorder of the immune system, which normally functions to defend the body against invading infections and canc ... Read on »
Connective tissue disease by Jan Posted Sat 01 May 2010 12:00am A connective tissue disease is any disease that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Connective tissue is any type of biological tissue with an extensive extracellular matrix that supports, binds together, and protects organs. These tissues form a framework, or matrix, for the body, and are composed of two major str ... Read on »
Symptoms And Types Of Connective Tissue Disease by Jan Posted Sun 13 Dec 2009 12:00am Four rather unusual and rare diseases are now being grouped together by medical investigators as a result of information derived from recent research. Their names, which are little known to the public, are polyarteritis nodosa, diffuse lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and dermatomyositis. They resemble each other in that all of them repr ... Read on »
Cytotoxic activity of sera from scleroderma and other connective tissue diseases. lack of cellular and disease specificity by Jan Posted Sun 07 Nov 2010 12:00am It has been suggested that serum-mediated endothelial cell injury in scleroderma might contribute to disease pathogenesis. We compared the effect of serum from 28 scleroderma patients on human umbilical cord vein endothelial cell and human foreskin fibroblast proliferation with sera from 28 healthy controls, 13 patients with isolated Raynaud's ... Read on »
Connective Tissue Disease And Overlap Syndromes by Jan Posted Fri 09 Oct 2009 10:04pm The connective tissue diseases are a family of closely related disorders. They include: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus), polymyositis-dermatomyositis (PM-DM), systemic sclerosis (SSc or scleroderma), Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) and various forms of vasculitis. These diseases have a number of common features: ... Read on »
Systemic sclerosis and related connective tissue diseases: present and future by Jan Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 10:02pm By Lewis J. Rubin and Colleague In April 2006, 30 international experts gathered in Athens, Greece, to discuss systemic sclerosis (SSc) and related connective tissue diseases (CTDs). SSc is a clinically heterogeneous and complex disease that is characterized by vascular dysfunction, vascular and extravascular fibrosis, and characteristic immune ... Read on »
Autoimmune connective tissue disease: scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Wilson H, Vincent R. Centre for Rheumatology, Royal Free Hospital, London. Scleroderma is an umbrella term for a spectrum of rare and complex autoimmune connective tissue diseases, the cause and pathogenesis of which is only partially defined. Scleroderma can be divided into two main subgroups--systemic and localized--but the hallmark of ... Read on »
Prevalence of connective tissue disease in silicosis (1985–2006)—a report from the state of michigan surveillance sy by Jan Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 10:42pm Background The risk of developing clinical connective tissue disease (CTD) has been reported to be increased among individuals with silica exposure. Methods We reviewed the medical records of individuals reported to the Michigan Silicosis Surveillance system from 1985 to 2006 to confirm the diagnosis of silicosis and determine the ... Read on »
Microflora in patients with systemic connective tissue diseases by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Article by Romanov VA. and Colleague. The study of microflora of skin, mucous tunic of nose and mouth, and the quantitative and qualitative structure of the intestinal and urinal microflora in cases of systemic connective tissues diseases, are reproduced. The decrease of the dominant state of typical representatives, and the increase o ... Read on »