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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 connective tissue disease is still unclear. Research suggests that many factors, including genetics, hormones, and the environment contribute to the development of autoimmune conditions like mixed connective tissue disease. It is thought that some individuals may be genetically predisposed to develop this disease. This means that a person's genes may make them more likely to develop the condition.[1][2]
Last updated: 6/2/2014

References
  1. Hoffman RW. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. eMedicine. August 2008; http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC3417.HTM. Accessed 9/15/2011.
  2. Wozniacka A, Schwartz RA. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. eMedicine. September 2009; http://www.emedicine.com/derm/TOPIC766.HTM. Accessed 9/15/2011.


Other Names for this Disease
  • MCTD
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