What are the sexual predilections of pediatric mixed connective-tissue disorder (MCTD)?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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A female predominance, which is typical of other autoimmune diseases, is noted in mixed connective tissue disease. Three published series on pediatric mixed connective tissue disease report 89 of 105 patients to be female, or a female-to-male ratio of approximately 6:1.


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