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 DeCS Categories

A10 Tissues .
A10.165 Connective Tissue .
C17 Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases .
C17.300 Connective Tissue Diseases .
C17.300.540 Mixed Connective Tissue Disease .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Connective Tissue Diseases .
Connective Tissue Disease .
Disease, Connective Tissue .
Diseases, Connective Tissue .
A heterogeneous group of disorders, some hereditary, others acquired, characterized by abnormal structure or function of one or more of the elements of connective tissue, i.e., collagen, elastin, or the mucopolysaccharides. .
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases .
A collective term for diseases of the skin and its appendages and of connective tissue. .
Connective Tissue .
Connective Tissues .
Tissue, Connective .
Tissues, Connective .
Tissue that supports and binds other tissues. It consists of CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS embedded in a large amount of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX. .
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease .
MCTD 6868 .
Syndrome, Sharp .
Connective Tissue Disease, Mixed .
Sharp Syndrome .
A syndrome with overlapping clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. The disease is differentially characterized by high serum titers of antibodies to ribonuclease-sensitive extractable (saline soluble) nuclear antigen and a "speckled" epidermal nuclear staining pattern on direct immunofluorescence. .