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Mixed connective tissue disease


Other Names for this Disease

  • MCTD
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Inheritance

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Is mixed connective tissue disease inherited?

The role of genetics in the onset of mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is still unclear. Some people with MCTD have family members who are also affected by the condition. This suggests that in some cases, an inherited predisposition may contribute to the development of MCTD. People with an inherited or genetic predisposition have an increased risk of developing a certain condition due to their genes.[1][2]
Last updated: 12/29/2014

References
  1. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD). NORD. October 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/338/viewAbstract.
  2. Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH. Dermatologic Manifestations of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Medscape Reference. May 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1066445-overview.


Other Names for this Disease
  • MCTD
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