Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (cont.)

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What is the prognosis of mixed connective tissue disease?

The outlook for mixed connective tissue disease very much depends on the location and intensity of the organs affected. Those who are treated and monitored early tend to have better outcomes.

Is it possible to prevent mixed connective tissue disease?

No. There is no prevention for mixed connective tissue disease.

Are there support groups for mixed connective tissue disease?

See the local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for information about support groups.

REFERENCES:

Koopman, William, et al., eds. Clinical Primer of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

Ruddy, Shaun, et al., eds. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co., 2000.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/26/2013


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