Given the prevalence of longitudinal myelitis in connective tissue diseases
, SLE is the first to consider as a cause of this myelopathy.
2,3) These patients have been considered to have diffuse or undifferentiated connective tissue diseases
Isolated pulmonary capillaritis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease
Population 2 consisted of 164 patients attending specialized hospital clinics in the Greater Copenhagen area in Denmark with clinical suspicion of connective tissue disease
Maternal mixed connective tissue disease
and offspring with chondrodysplasia punctata.
Metaplastic bone formation in the subcutaneous nodule of a patient with mixed connective tissue disease
Others had symptoms suggestive of connective tissue disease
(patients 6, 11, and 12), although no definite diagnosis could be made.
The patient's serum profile was not characteristic or suggestive of connective tissue disease
We will investigate individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), Sjgrens syndrome (Sjs), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and mixed connective tissue disease
(MCTD), jointly as systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs).
They cover common inflammatory and infective dermatoses ranging from eczema to fungal diseases to urticaria and rarer conditions like rashes caused by physical and environmental factors, tumors, connective tissue disease
, travelers' dermatoses, and drug eruptions, with information on clinical features, differential diagnosis, systemic associations, relevant investigations, and immediate and long-term treatment, with clinical photos.
Abnormal findings on nail-fold capillary microscopy and the presence of scleroderma-specific autoantibodies in patients presenting with new-onset Raynaud's phenomenon without overt connective tissue disease
are powerful independent predictors of progression to definite scleroderma.
These connective tissue diseases
such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), adult Still's disease, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mixed connective tissue disease
, temporal arteritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica may be determined in FUO etiology due to their non-specific presentations.
Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease
that causes fibrosclerosis in the skin and organs and can lead to atrophy.
Severe arteriopathy of pulmonary hypertension is commonly seen in association with connective tissue disease
Reduced serum CK activity has also been observed in patients with connective tissue disease
unassociated with diminished physical activity (3), but the cause of this is obscure.