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
43
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (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 (28 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 10 more
Total evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
appetite change brain fog 11 more
Total evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Trexall)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea diarrhea 19 more
Total evaluations
15
Treatment name(s)

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

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for undifferentiated connective tissue disease (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain
Total evaluations
4
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)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation drowsiness 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(BuTrans patch)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (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 4
20s 52
30s 106
40s 206
50s 224
60s 125
70+ 23
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 42
20-29 years 60
30-39 years 76
40-49 years 91
50-59 years 38
60-69 years 10
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 26
Female 720

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 371
Not Diagnosed 14

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