Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) - Information - Treatment
What Is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease?
How is Mixed Connective Tissue Disease different from Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease?
What Is Connective Tissue?
Connective tissue supports structures of the body. Some diseases and conditions involve connective tissue.
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease from MedicineNet
Connective tissues are the structural portions of the body that hold the body cells together. MCTD is a combination of connective tissue diseases.
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease from Merck Manual
A rheumatic disease syndrome characterized by overlapping clinical features of SLE, scleroderma, polymyositis or dermatomyositis, and RA and by very high titers of circulating antinuclear antibody to a nuclear ribonucleoprotein antigen.
MCTD vs. UCTD
Connective tissue diseases are a special group of rheumatic diseases that can be associated with arthritis. The difference between "mixed connective tissue disease" (MCTD) and "undifferentiated connective tissue disease" (UCTD) is explained, from MedicineNet.