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HSS J. 2011 Feb;7(1):72-9. doi: 10.1007/s11420-010-9180-1. Epub 2010 Aug 17.

Perioperative management of patients with connective tissue disease.

Abstract

Diseases of the connective tissue are a varied group of disorders with major musculoskeletal manifestations such as joint pain and loss of function. As a consequence of the accompanying inflammatory joint disease, such patients often require surgery. Due to the protean organ-related consequences of these conditions, patients who suffer from chronic connective tissue disease are a highly challenging population in the perioperative context. This paper reviews the management of such patients in this clinical setting.

KEYWORDS:

connective tissue disease; perioperative care

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PMC3026116
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