Connective tissue disorder

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According to the National Institute of Health, there are over 200 connective tissue disorders (CTD), and the umbrella term can be divided into three categories:

  • genetic
  • autoimmune
  • cancers

Genetic connective tissue disorders[edit | edit source]

Genetic connective tissue disorders include the Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Marfan syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, and more.

Autoimmune connective tissue disorders[edit | edit source]

Autoimmune connective tissue disorders include lupus, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

Cancers[edit | edit source]

Connective tissue cancers include types of soft tissue sarcoma. [1]

See also[edit | edit source]

Autoimmune disease


Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Connective Tissue Disorders". Retrieved August 29, 2019.