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Connective Tissue Diseases: Challenges of management among Nigerians

@inproceedings{Adelowo2016ConnectiveTD,
  title={Connective Tissue Diseases: Challenges of management among Nigerians},
  author={Olufemi Adelowo},
  year={2016}
}
Contrary to previous assumptions, Connective Tissue Diseases (CTD) are increasingly being reported among Africans, Nigerians inclusive. The clinical presentations are mostly similar to patterns described in other parts of the world, though with few differences. The management is patterned, as universally done, but drugs such as the biologics are infrequently used because of the prohibitive cost. The challenges of management arise mainly from a poor understanding of the spectrum, presentation… 
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