2017, Number 1
Bol Clin Hosp Infant Edo Son 2017; 34 (1)
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ABSTRACTMixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is a disease whose manifestations include clinical features of several autoimmune diseases, including: systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, dermatomyositis/polymyositis and systemic sclerosis. The diagnosis is made by associating these manifestations with the presence of hight titers of antibodies against ribonucleoproteins. The prognosis depends on the predominant organic condition and the treatment should be directed to the control of these symptoms.