mixed connective-tissue disease

mixed con·nec·tive-tis·sue dis·ease

disease with overlapping features of various systemic connective-tissue diseases and with serum antibodies to nuclear ribonucleoprotein.
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One of Mariann Hopkins's treating physicians testified that, although her diagnosis of mixed connective-tissue disease did not come until after the implants were put in, she had already displayed symptoms of connective-tissue disease as early as two years before receiving implants.