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Internal organ involvement in juvenile connective tissue disease.
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PMID:  8501756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using noninvasive investigative techniques, cardiac, pulmonary and gastrointestinal abnormalities were found in patients with all types of connective tissue diseases. Impedance rheography suggested impaired myocardial function. Abnormalities of pulmonary function included a decrease in diffusing lung capacity for CO (DL) values followed by restrictive ventilatory defects and mild alveolar hyperventilation. The results of endoscopic investigation of the gastrointestinal tract showed inflammatory changes. Ultrasonography revealed dyskinesis of the ducts of the gallbladder and some hepatic and pancreatic structural changes.
K Rostropowicz-Denisiewicz; G Gutowska-Grzegorczyk; D Halicka-Ambroziak; A Milanowski; H Przybylska; A Romicka; L Rutkowska-Sak; J Ryzko; J Socha; J Wojtowicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0380-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rheumatol Suppl     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-01     Completed Date:  1993-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806058     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol Suppl     Country:  CANADA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Paediatric Clinic, Institute of Rheumatology, Warsaw, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Connective Tissue Diseases / complications*
Gallbladder / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Gastrointestinal Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Heart Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Liver / physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Lung Diseases / complications,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Pancreas / physiopathology,  ultrasonography

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