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Some Current Concepts Concerning the Diseases of Connective Tissue.

A. McG. Harvey, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1055. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1055_2
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During the past few years much new information has been obtained regarding the immunologic aspects of the various diseases of connective tissue. These studies, together with the clinical observations relating to the association of more than one auto-immune disease in the same patient, and the detection of serologic abnormalities and related diseases in first-degree relatives of patients with certain of the connective tissue diseases, have led to new ideas concerning the pathogenesis. The implication of these findings for the internist will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the current concepts of the nature of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and


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