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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)


Synonyms of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • MCTD

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD) is a rare connective tissue disorder. MCTD is used to describe what may be an overlapping group of connective tissue disorders that cannot be diagnosed in more specific terms. These disorders include systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, and scleroderma. Individuals with MCTD have symptoms of each of these disorders including arthritic, cardiac, pulmonary and skin manifestations; kidney disease; muscle weakness; and dysfunction of the esophagus. The exact cause of mixed connective tissue disease is unknown.

    Organizations related to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • Arthritis Foundation
      1330 West Peachtree Street
      Atlanta GA 30309
      Phone #: 404-872-7100
      800 #: 800-568-4045
      e-mail: help@arthritis.org
      Home page: http://www.arthritis.org
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • Cogan's Contact Network
      PO Box 145
      Freehold NJ 07728
      Phone #: 574-258-0804
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: uscogans@juno.com
      Home page: http://www.coganssyndrome.info/
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • International Scleroderma Network
      7455 France Ave So #266
      Edina MN 55435
      Phone #: 952-831-3091
      800 #: 800-564-7099
      e-mail: site-inquiries@sclero.org
      Home page: http://www.sclero.org
    • Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
      2000 L Street NW
      Washington DC 20036
      Phone #: 202-349-1155
      800 #: 800-558-0121
      e-mail: info@lupus.org
      Home page: http://www.lupus.org
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • National Marfan Foundation
      22 Manhasset Avenue
      Port Washington NY 11050
      Phone #: 516-883-8712
      800 #: 800-862-7326
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.marfan.org
    • Scleroderma Foundation
      300 Rosewood Drive Byfield, MA 01922
      Danvers MA 01923
      Phone #: 978-463-5843
      800 #: 800-722-4673
      e-mail: sfinfo@scleroderma.org
      Home page: http://www.scleroderma.org
    • Scleroderma Research Foundation
      220 Montgomery Street
      San Francisco CA 94104
      Phone #: 415-834-9444
      800 #: 800-441-2873
      e-mail: info@sclerodermaRESEARCH.org
      Home page: http://www.srfcure.org
    • Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
      8120 Woodmont Ave
      Bethesda MD 20814
      Phone #: 301-718-0300
      800 #: 800-475-6473
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.sjogrens.org



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