Articular manifestations of mixed connective tissue disease.


All but one of 28 patients with mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) who were studied prospectively had arthralgia, and 15 of them had noticed joint swelling. Arthralgia was the first symptom in 14 patients and one of the first two symptoms in 24. Arthralgia was pauciaticular in 4 and polyarticular in 23. Presence of morning stiffness in 15 patients… (More)


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