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Connective tissue disease is when the body's connective tissues come under attack, possibly becoming injured by inflammation. Inherited connective tissue diseases include Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, polymositis, and dermatomyositis are examples of connective tissue diseases that have no known cause.

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    • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP or anaphylactoid purpura), a type of blood vessel inflammation, results in rash, arthritis, and...learn more »
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      Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Article
      • Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) facts
      • What is Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)?
      • What causes HSP?
      • What are risk factors for HSP?
      • What are HSP symptoms and signs?
      • How is HSP diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for HSP?
      • What are complications of HSP?
      • What is the prognosis for patients with HSP?
      • Can HSP be prevented?
    • Marfan Syndrome Marfan syndrome is hereditary condition affecting connective tissue. A person with Marfan syndrome may exhibit the following...learn more »
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      Marfan Syndrome Article
      • Marfan syndrome facts*
      • What is Marfan syndrome?
      • What are the symptoms of Marfan syndrome?
      • What causes Marfan syndrome?
      • How is Marfan syndrome diagnosed?
      • What types of doctors treat Marfan syndrome?
      • What treatment options are available for Marfan syndrome?
      • What are some of the emotional and psychological effects of Marfan syndrome?
      • What research is being conducted on Marfan syndrome?
      • Where can people find additional information about Marfan syndrome?
    • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) Connective tissue diseases are disorders featuring abnormalities involving the collagen and elastin. Connective tissue diseases...learn more »
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      Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) Article
      • Mixed connective tissue disease facts
      • What are connective tissues?
      • What diseases characteristically affect connective tissue?
      • What is mixed connective tissue disease?
      • What are causes and risk factors for mixed connective tissue disease?
      • What are signs and symptoms of mixed connective tissue disease?
      • How is mixed connective tissue disease diagnosed?
      • How is mixed connective tissue disease treated?
      • What is the prognosis of mixed connective tissue disease?
      • Is it possible to prevent mixed connective tissue disease?
      • Are there support groups for mixed connective tissue disease?
    • Polyarteritis Nodosa Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by spontaneous inflammation of the arteries of the body. The most...learn more »
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      Polyarteritis Nodosa Article
      • Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) facts
      • What is polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)?
      • What are causes and risk factors for polyarteritis nodosa?
      • What are symptoms and signs of polyarteritis nodosa?
      • How is polyarteritis nodosa diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for polyarteritis nodosa?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) of polyarteritis nodosa?
      • Can polyarteritis nodosa be prevented?
    • Polymyositis Polymyositis is a disease of the muscle featuring inflammation of the muscle fibers. It results in weakness of the muscles which...learn more »
      In This Article
      Polymyositis Article
      • Polymyositis facts
      • What is polymyositis?
      • What causes polymyositis?
      • What are symptoms of polymyositis?
      • How does the doctor diagnose polymyositis?
      • How is polymyositis treated?
      • What is the prognosis for polymyositis?
      • What are risk factors for worse outcomes with polymyositis?
      • Can polymyositis be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information on polymyositis and dermatomyositis?
    • Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that causes skin and joint inflammation. Symptoms include painful, stiff, and swollen joints,...learn more »
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      Psoriatic Arthritis Article
      • Psoriatic arthritis facts
      • What is psoriatic arthritis?
      • What causes psoriatic arthritis?
      • What are risk factors for developing psoriatic arthritis?
      • What are psoriatic arthritis symptoms and signs?
      • How does a doctor diagnose psoriatic arthritis?
      • What is the treatment for psoriatic arthritis?
      • Disease-modifying medications for psoriatic arthritis
      • What are psoriatic arthritis complications?
      • What is the prognosis of psoriatic arthritis?
      • Is it possible to prevent psoriatic arthritis?
      • Is there a psoriatic arthritis diet? Are there home remedies for psoriatic arthritis?
      • What does the future hold for patients with psoriatic arthritis?

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Terms related to Connective Tissue Disease:

  • Collagen Vascular Disease
  • CTD
  • CVD
  • UCTD