10 MCTD Symptoms

By adr.ian
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Joint Swelling

Swollen joints are another common symptom of MCTD. The swelling can occur due to an increase in fluids that envelope the affected joints. Along with the swelling, an individual may also experience stiffness and pain in the joint. The joint may also appear bigger in size or misshapen.

Along with arthritis, other common causes of joint swelling can include ankylosing spondylitis, which causes joint inflammation, and inflamed tendons, also known as tendinitis. Individuals should seek medical attention if the swelling is accompanied by a fever.


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