The prevalence and incidence of mixed connective tissue disease: a national multicentre survey of Norwegian patients.

@article{Gunnarsson2011ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and incidence of mixed connective tissue disease: a national multicentre survey of Norwegian patients.},
  author={Ragnar Gunnarsson and Oyvind Molberg and Inge-Margrethe Gilboe and Jan Tore Gran},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={1047-51}
}
OBJECTIVES Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) is an immune-mediated, systemic disorder of unknown aetiology. As the epidemiology of the disease is largely unknown, the authors performed a nationwide cross-sectional retrospective study to assess the prevalence and incidence of MCTD in Norway. METHODS Every adult patient (≥ 18 years) with MCTD seen at one of the departments of rheumatology was reviewed for inclusion. Only patients who satisfied the following four criteria were included… CONTINUE READING
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