Chapter 10. Connective Tissue Disorders

  1. Richard P. J. B. Weller MD, FRCP (Edin) Senior Lecturer1,
  2. John A. A. Hunter OBE, BA, MD, FRCP (Edin) Professor Emeritus of Dermatology2,
  3. John A. Savin MA, MD, ChB, FRCP, DIH Former Consultant Dermatologist3 and
  4. Mark V. Dahl BA, MD Professor of Dermatology former Chairman Professor Emeritus4,5

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch10

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Weller, R. P. J. B., Hunter, J. A. A., Savin, J. A. and Dahl, M. V. (2009) Connective Tissue Disorders, in Clinical Dermatology, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300086.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

  3. 3

    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK

  4. 4

    College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

  5. 5

    University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146630

Online ISBN: 9781444300086



  • connective tissue disorders;
  • systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE);
  • subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus;
  • tumid lupus erythematosus;
  • diffuse scleroderma (systemic sclerosis, diffuse sclerosis);
  • mat-like telangiectasia in systemic sclerosis;
  • systemic steroids, salicylates, antimalarials and longterm penicillin;
  • Reiter's syndrome (reactive arthritis);
  • panniculitis and skin biopsy identification


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lupus erythematosus

  • Dermatomyositis

  • Scleroderma

  • Other connective tissue diseases

  • Further reading