Introduction: Connective tissue disorders


Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.

Connective tissue disorders: family of more than 200 disorders that affect connective tissues. These disorders result from alterations (mutations) in genes responsible for building tissues. Alterations in these genes may change the structure and development of skin, bones, joints, heart, blood vessels, lungs, eyes, and ears. Some mutations also change how these tissues work. 1
Conditions by organ: See also the full list of conditions classed as having organ connective.

Researching symptoms of Connective tissue disorders: Further information about the symptoms of Connective tissue disorders is available including a list of symptoms of Connective tissue disorders, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Connective tissue disorders: Various information is available about treatments available for Connective tissue disorders, current research about Connective tissue disorders treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Connective tissue disorders: Research more detailed information about the causes of Connective tissue disorders, other possibly hidden causes of Connective tissue disorders, or other general information about Connective tissue disorders.

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers about Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue: NIAMS

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