Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Connective Tissue Disease

Current State of the Art

Edited by Akira Takeda

International University of Health and Welfare

Connective tissue diseases (CTDs) comprise a number of systemic autoimmune disorders and related conditions characterized by rheumatic manifestations, production of myriad autoantibodies, and varied immune-mediated organ injury. To achieve the best outcomes for patients, accurate evaluation has become critical, and thus advanced diagnostic and assessment modalities have been developed that have had a revolutionary impact in precise characterization of the disease conditions in CTDs. This book provides an in-depth look at the current state of CTDs, while also presenting an overview that is easily understandable to newcomers to the field. Chapters cover such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, systemic sclerosis spectrum diseases, and spondyloarthritis, as well as the importance of physical activity and exercise training in the clinical course of CTDs.

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Connective Tissue DiseaseCurrent State of the ArtEdited by Akira Takeda

Published: September 16th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76664

ISBN: 978-1-78985-841-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-698-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-842-6

Copyright year: 2020

Books open for chapter submissions

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1. Growing Need for Diagnostic Precision in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Proposal of MR Imaging Criteria for Early Diagnosis

By Akira Takeda and Hideharu Sugimoto


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2. Lupus Erythematosus: Dermatologic Perspectives on the Diversity

By Ran Xin, Wang Peng, Huang Jinghong, Pradhan Sushmita, Yang Heli and Ran Yuping


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3. The Established and Evolving Role of Nailfold Capillaroscopy in Connective-Tissue Disease

By Matthew J.S. Parker and Neil W. McGill


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4. Ankylosing Spondylitis and Other Seronegative Arthritis

By Balaji Zacharia and Antony Roy


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5. Physical Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease

By Ricardo Munir Nahas, Vivianne Horsti Dos Santos and Silvio Lopes Alabarse


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