Connective tissue disorder is a description for a vast variety of inherited and acquired presentations that can affect all organ systems of the human body. Examples include systemic sclerosis and lupus. Their impact can vary from being mildly inconvenient to significantly affecting a patient’s quality and length of life. This course will address the most common presentations in general practice, with a focus on early diagnosis and management within primary care based multidisciplinary teams and in collaboration with secondary care.

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An educational grant was received by Thermo Fisher Scientific for the production of this course. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.

Curriculum: Musculoskeletal Health
Date of publication: 15 June 2015
Reviewed and updated: 15 July 2023
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