Undifferentiated connective tissue disease: a case report/ Belirlenemeyen bag dokusu hastaligi: bir olgu sunumu. (Case Report/Olgu Sunumu)

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Authors: Ali Aydeniz, Ozlem Altindag and Savas Gursoy
Date: Mar. 2009
From: Turkish Journal of Rheumatology
Publisher: Turkish League Against Rheumatism
Document Type: Case study
Length: 1,264 words

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Abstract :

Undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTD) are heterogeneous disorders characterized by a wide variety of signs and symptoms. Approximately 30% of cases of the disease will evolve to defined connective tissue disease; however, 70% will maintain an undifferentiated clinical course or go to complete remission. The most characteristic symptoms of UCTD present in the form of arthralgias, arthritis and Raynaud's phenomenon. The definite classification criteria to identify UCTD are not yet available. Although these conditions are generally benign, an evolution to connective tissue diseases may occur; therefore, a regular follow-up of the patients is strongly advised. We report a case that remained undifferentiated for seven years and responded well to preventive measures and disease-modifying antirheumatic drug therapy. Key words: Connective tissue, Raynaud phenomenon Belirlenemeyen bag dokusu hastaligi (BBDH) bulgu ve semptomlari degisken ve belirli bir hastalik kriterlerini doldurmayan bag dokusu hastaligina denir. BBDH'nin yaklasik %30 kadari belirgin bag dokusu hastaligina donusmekte, %70'i ayrismamis kalmakta veya tumuyle gerilemektedir. En sik gorulen bulgulari artralji, artrit ve Raynoud's fenomenidir. BBDH'nin gunumuzde kesin tanimlamasi yapilamamistir. Bu durum cogunlukla benign gidis gosterse de diger bag dokusu hastaliklarina donus gorulmektedir. Bu nedenle klinik ve laboratuar ozellikleri yonunden yakindan izlenmelidir. Olgumuz BBDH'nin en sik gorulen bulgularini gostermesi ve yedi yillik izlem suresinde ayrismamis kalmasi ve koruyucu onlemler ile ve hastalik duzenleyici ilac tedavisine iyi yanit vermesi acisindan ilgi cekicidir. Anahtar Sozcukler: Bag dokusu, Raynaud Fenomeni

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Aydeniz, Ali, et al. "Undifferentiated connective tissue disease: a case report/ Belirlenemeyen bag dokusu hastaligi: bir olgu sunumu. (Case Report/Olgu Sunumu)." Turkish Journal of Rheumatology, Mar. 2009, pp. 56+. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.
  

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