Undifferentiated connective tissue disease

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What is undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Undifferentiated connective tissue disease refers to the expression of certain symptoms of some of the classic connective tissue diseases such as abnormal antibodies or muscle pain, but not enough to be defined as one particular connective tissue disorder.

Common symptoms reported by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Aleve)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with undifferentiated connective tissue disease

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Plaquenil)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (31 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea stomach pain 10 more
Total evaluations
31
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
appetite change brain fog 14 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea hair loss 14 more
Total evaluations
14
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Aleve)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has undifferentiated connective tissue disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 49
30s 104
40s 191
50s 202
60s 106
70+ 21
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 59
30-39 years 75
40-49 years 85
50-59 years 37
60-69 years 10
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 662

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 361
Not Diagnosed 14

These charts show data from undifferentiated connective tissue disease patients who have completed their condition history
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