MCTD


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MCTD

Mixed connective tissue disease, see there.

mixed connective tissue disease

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MCTD

A rare disease that combines the signs and symptoms of several connective tissue diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, and/or polymyositis. The cause is unknown.
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Cytoplasmic autoantibodies of different specificities are found in a range of diseases (Table 2), including MCTD, PM, DM, SLE, SSc, PBC, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and myasthenia gravis.
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).
All patients were diagnosed by specialized rheumatologists in the clinics of Severance Hospital and Kosin University Gospel Hospital, based on the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology and Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics [10, 11] for SLE, the American College of Rheumatology/European League [12] for SSc, the American-European Consensus Classification [13] for SS, and Alarcon-Segovia and Cardiel [14] for MCTD. The control group consisted of patients with several nonsystemic rheumatic diseases, considering actual clinical laboratory status.
A total of 62 patients (17 males, 45 females; mean age 58.1 [+ or -] 13.6 years; range 24 to 87 years) attending to the Department of Chest Diseases with the referral of Department of Rheumatology of Medical Faculty of Ankara University between December 2008 and September 2009 with a diagnosis of PSS, RA, SS, MCTD, or SLE and radiological pulmonary involvement were prospectively evaluated.
CTD was classified into subtypes such as SSc, SLE, MCTD, RA, and pSS according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria.
Additionally, the company is said to have developed a superior final mixing process using its Shark single screw extruder mixing technology (MCTD) coupled with a gear pump.
It is imposed on certain employers and self-employed individuals engaging in business within the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD), according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
Conditions associated with secondary Raynuad's include drug use (including beta-blockers, amphetamines, cocaine, chemotherapy agents, nicotine, and caffeine); vascular diseases, as well as autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), polymyositis, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's disease, as well as vasculitis, among others.
The Army Reserve's 75th Mission Command Training Division (MCTD) in Houston, Texas, and the Logistics Exercise and Simulation Directorate (LESD) at Fort Lee, Virginia, work together to train Army combat sustainment support units through the use of newly available technologies.
Antinuclear autoantibodies (ANA) are commonly used for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of connective tissue disorders (CTD) such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS), Sjogren's syndrome (SS), polymyositis (PM) and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD).1 This is a group of autoantibodies directed against different specificities inside the nucleus, seen as different morphological patterns of ANA by indirect immunofluorescent staining2.
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is an apparently distinct rheumatologic condition characterized by a combination of clinical features of systemic LE, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, polymyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis.