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Connective tissue diseases

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Connective tissue dysplasia | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

The name "connective tissue dysplasia" covers a wide range of disorders

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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 - myDr.com.au

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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Anti-dsDNA - Lab Tests Online AU

The anti-dsDNA test is used in support of a diagnosis ofsystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)and distinguishes it from otherautoimmune disorders

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Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile, leading to a higher risk of breaks or fractures. A minor bump or fall can be enough to cause a break in someone with osteoporosis. People with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis. This factsheet explains how rheumatoid arthritis can affect your bones, how to find out if you are at risk of osteoporosis, and what you can do to help protect your bone health.

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria, usually Staphylococcus aureus (also called Staph) and Group A beta haemolytic streptococcus. These bacteria live on the skin and may enter an area of broken skin like a cut or scratch and cause an infection in the tissue under the skin.

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Lupus Nephritis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, often referred to as lupus, is a disease of the immune (natural defence) system that can affect many parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, and brain. It can range from a mild skin rash to a serious life‐threatening   disease.

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Fibromyalgia | Better Health Channel

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Musculoskeletal conditions - arthritis and osteoporosis and back pain

Musculoskeletal conditions, of which arthritis and osteoporosis are most common, are one of the major causes of chronic pain and disability in Australia.

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