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Connective tissue diseases

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This sheet has been written for people affected by scleroderma. It provides general information to help you understand how scleroderma affects you and what you can do to manage it. It also tells you where to find further information and advice

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Connective tissue dysplasia | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The name "connective tissue dysplasia" covers a wide range of disorders. These disorders are caused by a weakness in the connective tissues such as bone, ligaments, tendons and skin.

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Methotrexate - ACD

Methotrexate is a medication used in the treatment of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, autoimmune blistering diseases and connective tissue diseases.

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Scleroderma -

Scleroderma is a generalised disease which produces fibrosis, degeneration and inflammation of skin and other tissue. People with scleroderma have too much of a protein called collagen.

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ENA Panel - Lab Tests Online AU

Antibodies to Saline-extracted Antigens; anti-RNP; anti-ribonucleoprotein; anti-SSA; SSA (Ro); anti-Sjgren Syndrome A; anti-SSB; SSB (La); anti-Sjgren Syndrome B; anti-Sm; Smith antibody; Scl-70; anti-topoisomerase; Scleroderma antibodies; anti-Jo-1

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Anti-dsDNA - Lab Tests Online AU

When you have symptoms associated with SLE and a positive ANA test; periodically when you have been diagnosed with SLE

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ANA - Lab Tests Online AU

To screen for certain autoimmune disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), polymyositis, and a number of others

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