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Connective Tissue Diseases


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Our connective tissue diseases (CTD) team offers a specialist clinical, research and laboratory service. The team includes consultant rheumatologists, rheumatology specialist nurses, specialist therapists, training registrars and clinical research fellows. The service receives local, regional and national referrals.

Connective tissue diseases cover a wide range of autoimmune diseases including:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Myopathies - e.g. dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis - e.g. Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA), ANCA Vasculitis
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD)
  • Behcet's Disease

A collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to the management of these conditions is essential.