Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
It is possible that the main title of the report Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
Mixed connective tissue disease (MTCD) is a rare connective tissue disorder. MCTD is used to describe what may be an overlapping group of connective tissue disorders that cannot be diagnosed in more specific terms. These disorders include systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, and scleroderma. Individuals with MCTD have symptoms of each of these disorders including arthritic, cardiac, pulmonary and skin manifestations; kidney disease; muscle weakness, and dysfunction of the esophagus. The exact cause of mixed connective tissue disease is unknown.
Scleroderma Research Foundation
220 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105
Danvers, MA 01923
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
22100 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe, MI 48021
The Marfan Foundation
22 Manhasset Avenue
Port Washington, NY 11050
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.
2000 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, Inc.
6707 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817
1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
One AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc.
PO Box 4121
Brick, NJ 08723
International Scleroderma Network
7455 France Ave So #266
Edina, MN 55435-4702
European Society for Immunodeficiencies
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
Geneva, CH 1211
Cogan's Contact Network
PO Box 145
Freehold, NJ 07728-0145
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