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Connective Tissue Disease Clinic

If you have a connective tissue disorder, Rush can be your clinical home. Common types of these disorders include Marfan's syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

The clinic's team includes doctors, nurses and other health professionals who provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for adults with connective tissue disease. The clinic provides care for the following:

  • People diagnosed with connective tissue disease as children as they become adults.
  • People with a family history of connective tissue disease.
  • People with symptoms of connective tissue disease. Typical symptoms include fragile skin, lax joints and ligaments, and brittle bones that bow and fracture easily.

The Rush Connective Tissue Disease Clinic takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosis and care:

  • Consultation with other specialists, including cardiologists, orthopedic surgeons, dentists and rehabilitation specialists
  • Laboratory testing
  • Bone density testing and other diagnostic imaging
  • Infusion therapy
  • Genetic counseling
  • Education and counseling to help prevent injuries