How is mixed connective-tissue disorder (MCTD) treated?

Updated: Oct 01, 2018
  • Author: Eric L Greidinger, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The overall goal of therapy in mixed connective-tissue disease (MCTD) is to control symptoms and to maintain function. Target medical therapy to specific organ involvement and extent of disease activity (see Medication). Monitoring for development of complications, such as pulmonary hypertension or infection, is important (see Follow-up).


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