Connective tissue disease

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 15 Jun 2022

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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