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CTD

On drawings, abbr. for “coated.”
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Therefore, when tissue from all lobes is available for analysis, the identification of multilobar NSIP-P in the setting of UIP may suggest an underlying connective tissue disease.
This is because solvent exposure can, in rare cases, lead to the development of connective tissue diseases, of which RP may be an early manifestation.
As the definition of mixed connective tissue disease involves anti-U1-RNP Ab, performance characteristics cannot be calculated.
Clinical usefulness of autoantibodies to U I snRNP proteins in mixed connective tissue disease and systemic lupus erythematosus.
The study showed a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of connective tissue disease reported by women with breast implants.
Consumer advocates and lawyers for women who say they were injured by silicone-gel breast implants are raising concerns about the conclusions and the timing of a recent study that found no association between the devices and various connective tissue diseases and other disorders.
109) Many patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease will eventually fall into a specific diagnostic category, but may have lung disease before developing their more readily classified disease.
The first chapter outlines a general approach to the assessment of patients with a suspected connective tissue disease, covering history taking, examination, and assessment of symptoms.
While clinical evidence is not definitive to support their use, basic serologic testing for connective tissue disease is often appropriate in the evaluation of these patients.
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.
Positive ANA testing is associated with several inflammatory rheumatic diseases and has been included in the classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (2), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) (3) and the European classification criteria for Sjogren syndrome (55) (4) among others.

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