Definitions for "Mixed connective tissue disease"
Autoimmune attack against connective tissues.
Disease affecting the entire body characterized by the combined symptoms of various collagen diseases. Symptoms may include joint pain, inflammation of muscles, non-deforming arthritis and swollen hands. May also affect esophagus and lungs. Treatment often includes administration of corticosteroids.
types of autoimmune diseases also known as 'overlap syndromes'.