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What is the treatment for mixed connective tissue disease?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Little to more.

Mctd has its detractors believing it will eventually morph into another ctd.
My treatment is based on treating what exists. Most pts do well on plaquenyl and an nsaid, if joint aching is a problem.

In brief: Little to more.

Mctd has its detractors believing it will eventually morph into another ctd.
My treatment is based on treating what exists. Most pts do well on plaquenyl and an nsaid, if joint aching is a problem.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Robert Lowe
MCTD can be quite serious in children, often much more serious than in adults. Childhood MCTD should be managed by a board certified pediatric rhemmatologist for just this reason. Not mild in kids, but very treatable!
Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serious management

MCTD can be very serious in children and often requires long term medications including Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine)methotrexate,Cellcept,prednisone, and/or rituximab.
Kids can have truly life threatening complications such as pulmonary hypertension that can lead to right-sided heart failure and severe restrictive pulmonary disease.Fortunately careful management by a pediatric rheumatologist usually has good results

In brief: Serious management

MCTD can be very serious in children and often requires long term medications including Plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine)methotrexate,Cellcept,prednisone, and/or rituximab.
Kids can have truly life threatening complications such as pulmonary hypertension that can lead to right-sided heart failure and severe restrictive pulmonary disease.Fortunately careful management by a pediatric rheumatologist usually has good results
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology

In brief: Many

There are many treatments for this disease.
It is usually treated by a dermatologist and a rheumatologist. You should discuss with both possible treatments.

In brief: Many

There are many treatments for this disease.
It is usually treated by a dermatologist and a rheumatologist. You should discuss with both possible treatments.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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