Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: Warning Symptoms And How To Manage The Condition
January 24, 2018
What is mixed connective disease?
Mixed connective tissue disease is an autoimmune condition that involves connective tissues in the body. This disorder was first recognized in 1972, and sometimes, it is considered as an overlap of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis. The thing is that people with mixed connective tissue disease show the symptoms of all these disorders, that’s why it can be hard to distinguish them.
The signs typically don’t appear all at once. Moreover, they may occur in sequence over time, which can make diagnosis even more complicated. Some experts believe that mixed connective disorder represents early stages of other disorder, such as systemic sclerosis or systemic lupus erythematosus, while others argue that it should be termed as an autoimmune rheumatic disease.