Connective tissue disease

Synonyms
Collagen disease
CTD
Subtypes
CREST syndrome
Dermatomyositis
Mixed connective tissue disease
Polyarteritis nodosa
Rheumatoid disease
Scleroderma
Sjögren syndrome
Systemic lupus erythematosus
May Cause
Abnormal abdominal vessels
Achalasia
Aneurysm of abdominal aorta or its branches
Aortic insufficiency
Aortitis
Arteritis
Arthropathy
Avascular necrosis
Bilateral basilar lung disease
Bilateral large kidneys
Bilateral small kidneys
Bone infarct
Bronchiectasis
Cerebral vasculitis
Chronic Kerley lines
Chronic nonobstructive small bowel distention
Colonic distention without obstruction
Coronary artery aneurysm
Degenerative joint changes
Dense epiphyses of hands and feet
Dense nephrogram
Dissecting aneurysm of the ascending aorta or arch
Duodenal wall thickening
Ear cartilage calcification
Enlarged orbital rectus muscles
Epiphyseal necrosis
Esophageal dysmotility
External ear calcification
Gangrene of finger or toe
Generalized osteopenia or osteolysis of the jaws
Generalized osteoporosis
Ground-glass pulmonary opacity
Ill-defined multifocal lung opacities
Internal jugular vein thrombosis
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Intramural gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage
Intraorbital calcification
Ischemia of digits
Lower lung disease
Lung disease with eosinophilia
Mediastinal and/or hilar lymph node enlargement
Notching of the superior rib margins
Optic nerve enlargement
Osteolysis
Peribronchovascular interstitial thickening
Pleural effusion containing eosinophiles
Pleural effusion with disease in thorax
Pleural effusion with normal lungs
Pneumatosis intestinalis
Polyarticular joint disease
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary hemorrhage
Raynaud phenomenon
Recurrent pneumonia
Renal artery aneurysm or microaneurysm
Retained material in hypopharynx
Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Reverse butterfly pattern
Sclerotic foot bone lesion
Sclerotic hand bone lesion
Serous joint effusion
Small fetus for dates
Splenomegaly
Transient arthritis
Widespread periosteal reaction
Widespread soft-tissue calcification
May Be Caused by
Breathnach syndrome

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