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Doctor insights on: Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder

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What is a mixed connective tissue disorder like?

What is a mixed connective tissue disorder like?

Connective Tissue : There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as ehlers-danlos syndrome, marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What exactly is a mixed connective tissue disorder?

Combination: Combination of signs of a several connective tissue diseases associated with hand swelling and often specific antibodies. ...Read more

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Tell me what you know about mixed connective tissue disorder?

Tell me what you know about mixed connective tissue disorder?

Mixed CT Disease: Lung problems. High blood pressure affecting the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension) is the most common cause of death in people with mixed connective tissue disease. Heart disease. Mixed connective tissue disease sometimes results in the enlargement of parts of the heart and inflammation around the heart. Kidney failure. The kidney damage caused by mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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What happens if mixed connective tissue disorder is untreated?

What happens if mixed connective tissue disorder is untreated?

Mixed Connective : Lung problems. High blood pressure affecting the arteries in your lungs (pulmonary hypertension) is the most common cause of death in people with mixed connective tissue disease. Heart disease. Mixed connective tissue disease sometimes results in the enlargement of parts of the heart and inflammation around the heart. Kidney failure. The kidney damage caused by mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

What specialists can diagnose mixed connective tissue disorder?

Rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the specialist with the most in depth knowledge of connective tissue disorders. Caution: blood tests such as the rnp antibody do not diagnose mctd nor do they rule it out. The diagnosis must be made from the history and physical examination with blood tests playing a confirmatory role. ...Read more

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Mixed connective tissue disorder and exercise suggestions for maximum caloric burn?

Mixed connective tissue disorder and exercise suggestions for maximum caloric burn?

Aqua jogging, bike: Exercise limitations associated with mixed connective tissue disorder can be very variable. Some people may be capable of near normal exercise including running, jogging on a treadmill, and planning impact sports. Other people may be much more limited. Good low impact options include aqua jogging, biking (either stationary or regular), swimming, elliptical, and stair climbing. Your choice. ...Read more

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Face turns fire engine red in aerobic class(look ill) even tho i'm physically fit. Could it be related to my mixed connective tissue disorder?

Face turns fire engine red in aerobic class(look ill) even tho i'm physically fit. Could it be related to my mixed connective tissue disorder?

Possibly: If you have a mixed connective tissue disorder you should be followed by a doctor. Go and see a rheumatologist and have them evaluate these symptoms. Don't delay. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

I think I have had many symptoms of lupus, Crohn's or a mixed connective tissue disorder for over a year. Can I have one if all tests have been neg.?

Health psychologist: Most lab tests have some degree of error, but they are probably correct. In any case, it might really help to have sessions w/ a therapist specializing in challenging, elusive physical symptoms and medical diagnosis problems. There are many patients who have difficulty finding DX and tx - learning to deal with it is often helpful. ...Read more

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If I have mixed connective tissue disorder with the lupus anticoagulant antibody can I take nsaids?

If I have mixed connective tissue disorder with the lupus anticoagulant antibody can I take nsaids?

Yes: The real question is should you be on long term anticoagulation. If you have had a pulmonary embolis, stroke or heart attack, the answer is usually yes andyou might need to treat simultaneously with aspirin, coumadin(rat poiison) and heparin. Sometimes a very tough disease tocontrol. ...Read more

Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more


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Connective Tissue Disorders (Definition)

Could be abnormal formation of connective tissue or an abnormal reaction to your connective tissue where your body forms antibodies against yourself ie autoimmune ...Read more