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Distinguishing Mixed Connective Tissue Disease from Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To distinguish mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) from progressive systemic sclerosis based on the discriminant function of Ishikawa et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

M35.1, M34.0

Description:

Ishikawa et al developed a discriminant function that can help distinguish mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) from progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS). The authors are from Gunma University in Japan.

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