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Sunday 15 September 2019
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Diagnosis

Connective tissue diseases
can be hard to diagnose

 

The diverse and overlapping symptoms of connective tissue diseases (CTDs), particularly early in the course of the disease, can make diagnosis challenging.1-7

Automated diagnostic tests, in conjunction with a thorough history, can help diagnose CTDs earlier.

Reliable testing in primary care can help to: 8-10

  • Determine if referral to a specialist is appropriate
  • Ensure effective and timely treatment
  • Prevent organ damage