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Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), is characterized by the presence of overlapping features of two or more systemic connective tissue disorders, and associated with the presence of antibody against uridine-rich ribonuleoprotein (U1-RNP).
Mixed connective tissue disease. In: mccarty DJ, Arthritis and allied conditions: a textbook of rheumatology, Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger, 1989;11th edn:1080-91.
Evolutive aspects of Sharp's mixed connective tissue disease. Nouv Presse Med 1981 Sep 19; 10 (33): 2731-3.
Metaplastic bone formation in the subcutaneous nodule of a patient with mixed connective tissue disease. Acta Derm Venereol 1997; 77: 64-5.
2) Four females with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), aged from 20--40 years with the criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, progressive systemic sclerosis, and polymyositis /dermatomyositis.
Anne then consulted a rheumatologist who confirmed "mixed connective tissue disease." (This includes lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma.)
Risk factors for PAH include underlying connective tissue disease, especially limited scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease, a family history of PAH, the presence of congenital heart disease, and environmental factors such as exposure to anorexigens.
Doctors didn't know what to make of her symptoms, which they diagnosed as being autoimmune-related health illnesses such as mixed connective tissue disease and fibromyalgia.
Diagnoses of the diseased controls were established as follows: psoriatic arthritis on the basis of a typical psoriasiform presentation of the arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) according to the revised ACR criteria (16), Sjogren syndrome according to the proposed European classification criteria (17), scleroderma according to preliminary ACR criteria (18), mixed connective tissue disease according to criteria proposed by Alarcon-Segovia et al.