Important 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.
Connective Tissue Disease
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 Suite 1411 San Francisco, CA 94104 USA Tel: (415)834-9444 Fax: (415)834-9177 Tel: (800)441-2873 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.srfcure.org/home
Scleroderma Foundation 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105 Danvers, MA 01923 USA Tel: (978)463-5843 Fax: (978)463-5809 Tel: (800)722-4673 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.scleroderma.org
American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. 22100 Gratiot Ave. Eastpointe, MI 48021 Tel: (586)776-3900 Fax: (586)776-3903 Tel: (800)598-4668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.aarda.org/
National Marfan Foundation 22 Manhasset Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050 Tel: (516)883-8712 Fax: (516)883-8040 Tel: (800)862-7326 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.marfan.org
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 2000 L Street NW Suite 710 Washington, DC 20036 USA Tel: (202)349-1155 Fax: (202)349-1156 Tel: (800)558-0121 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.lupus.org
Arthritis Foundation 1330 West Peachtree Street, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309 USA Tel: (404)872-7100 Tel: (800)283-7800 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.arthritis.org
NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse One AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 USA Tel: (301)495-4484 Fax: (301)718-6366 Tel: (877)226-4267 TDD: (301)565-2966 Email: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center PO Box 8126 Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126 Tel: (301)251-4925 Fax: (301)251-4911 Tel: (888)205-2311 TDD: (888)205-3223 Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/
Madisons Foundation PO Box 241956 Los Angeles, CA 90024 Tel: (310)264-0826 Fax: (310)264-4766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
Autoimmune Information Network, Inc. PO Box 4121 Brick, NJ 08723 Fax: (732)543-7285 Email: email@example.com
International Scleroderma Network 7455 France Ave So #266 Edina, MN 55435-4702 Tel: (952)583-5735 Tel: (800)564-7099 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.sclero.org
European Society for Immunodeficiencies 1-3 rue de Chantepoulet Geneva, CH 1211 Switzerland Tel: 410229080484 Fax: 41229069140 Email: email@example.com Internet: http://www.esid.org
AutoImmunity Community Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://www.autoimmunitycommunity.org
Cogan's Contact Network PO Box 145 Freehold, NJ 07728-0145 USA Tel: (732)409-1031 Internet: http://www.coganssyndrome.info/
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