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Revista Cubana de Reumatología

versión On-line ISSN 1817-5996


POALASIN NARVAEZ, Luis Alberto; GONZALEZ BENITEZ, Sonia Noemí; BASCO FUENTES, Eduardo Lino  y  GONZALEZ GAVILANEZ, Ana María. Morphological changes in connective tissue diseases. Rev Cuba Reumatol [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.3, e83. ISSN 1817-5996.


Connective tissue diseases are a health concern for healthcare institutions in any country, not only because of the symptoms they present, which is a reason for frequent medical attention, but also because of the need for care, high health costs and the great negative effects on the quality of life generated in the lives of people who suffer from them.


To reflect about some connective tissue diseases and their structural and morphological complications.


During the analysis of the consulted literature, we could verify the existence of a group of systemic autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, inflammatory myopathies, antiphospholipid syndrome, Sjögren's syndrome and systemic necrotizing vasculitis, which has drawn the specialists’ attention.


Most of these conditions develop with pain, discomfort and limitations to perform activities of daily life, a reason why patients often feel distressed, particularly because these are diseases that can cause irreversible damage with a not always favorable prognosis and whose response to specific treatment is not always satisfactory, which accentuates the discomfort and symptoms in general and gives rise to spiritual anguish and suffering in the patient and their relatives.

Palabras clave : morphological changes; connective tissue diseases; multi-systemic, autoimmune disease.

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