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Connective tissue disease frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed

Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease (UCTD) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease which affects the connective tissue. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis, vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome and fibromyalgia can all be involved in UCTD. UCTD is the very early stages of connective tissue disease and once it develops fully it can be further identified to it's autoimmune disease source. Sometimes UCTD may disappear or stay at the same stage indefinitely but often it progresses to an autoimmune disease. UCTD may present itself in the joints, skin, lungs, nervous system, skin, kidneys, heart or nervous system. It's symptoms can vary between people and it, as well as the associated autoimmune diseases are often misdiagnosed. Often, autoimmune disease sufferers lead long and active lives and the likelihood of a good outcome is dependent on early and accurate diagnosis and treatment. Minor symptoms may persist for a long time and hence may be disregarded. Symptoms to be aware of include joint swelling, joint pain, muscle pain, digestive problem, feeling extreme cold in extremities, sleep problems, increased frequency of infections and extreme fatigue.

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About: Connective tissue disease frequently misdiagnosed or undiagnosed

Date: 16 January 2005

Source: Express Newsline

URL: http://www.expressnewsline.com/articles/fullstory0305-insight-Connective+Tissue+Disease-status-11-newsID-2280.html

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