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What is undifferentiated connective tissue disease and why is more research needed? Dr Sarah Dyball reports

undifferentiated connective tissue disease Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) is an uncommon autoimmune rheumatic condition that has a broad range of signs and symptoms.
People with UCTD have symptoms and lab test results which are not extensive or specific enough to meet criteria for a diagnosis of a defined connective tissue disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), Sjögren’s disease or myositis. Continue reading