Medical Dictionary: Connective Tissue Disease


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Connective Tissue Disease: Another name for Connective tissue disorders.
Connective Tissue Disease (condition): Any condition affecting connective tissues.

Connective Tissue Disease: 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

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

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