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 for 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
463
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
317
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
147
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
223
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (22 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea light sensitivity (photophobia) 6 more
Total evaluations
23
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
appetite change brain fog 11 more
Total evaluations
5
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea decreased appetite 8 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has undifferentiated connective tissue disease on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 584 say undifferentiated connective tissue disease is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 46
30s 105
40s 188
50s 271
60s 138
70+ 30
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 44
20-29 years 61
30-39 years 78
40-49 years 92
50-59 years 39
60-69 years 10
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 30
Female 756

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 379
Not Diagnosed 14

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