Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Index

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Connective tissue diseases are disorders featuring abnormalities involving the collagen and elastin. Connective tissue diseases that are strictly inheritable include Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The classic immune-related connective tissue diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, polymyositis, and dermatomyositis. Treatment is often directed at suppressing the inflammation present in the tissues by using anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive medications.

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Terms related to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease:

  • Arthritis, MCTD
  • MCTD
  • Rhupus
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease