Because there are so many different kinds of connective tissue diseases, symptoms may vary and may affect different parts of the body. Body parts that may be affected include:
- Heart and blood vessels.
- Lungs. Some of the diseases, like the ones mentioned above, can cause serious pulmonary issues.
- Head and face. Some of these diseases can make the face, head, eyes and ears look different than the faces and heads of other people.
- Height. Some diseases cause the people who have them to be very tall or very short.