Connective tissue disease

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The connective tissue diseases or disorders (CTDs), also known as collagen vascular diseases, form a large heterogeneous group of conditions that are linked by a disease process that primarily involves the connective soft tissues of the body and often the vasculature too, due to shared structural proteins, such as collagen and elastin 1-4.

Classic connective tissue diseases
Seronegative connective tissue diseases
Hereditary connective tissue diseases

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rID: 86815
Tag: cases3
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Connective tissue diseases
  • Collagen vascular disease
  • Connective-tissue diseases
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Connective tissue disease (CTD)

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