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How common is connective tissue dissorder?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Depends on how many!: Many diseases are called connective tissue disease, but if you them autimmune diseases, you would include thyroiditis, which causes hypothyroidism. The 10% of the population would have one. But if you define connective disease as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, mctd, scleroderma, and sjogren's syndrome, then slightly less than 2%.
Last updated Jan 8, 2020


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