Mixed connective tissue disease
Other Names for this Disease
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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.
Last updated: 6/2/2014