Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
It is possible that the main title of the report Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is not the name you expected.
Mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD) is a rare connective tissue disorder. MCTD is used to describe what may be an overlapping group of connective tissue disorders that cannot be diagnosed in more specific terms. These disorders include systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, and scleroderma. Individuals with MCTD have symptoms of each of these disorders including arthritic, cardiac, pulmonary and skin manifestations; kidney disease; muscle weakness, and dysfunction of the esophagus. The exact cause of mixed connective tissue disease is unknown.
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Last Updated: 10/12/2007
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