Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) often presents with fatigue, joint aches, muscle aches or fever. Patients with this condition can have features of rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus and/or myositis and are treated accordingly. All patients have an RNP antibody in their blood which is easily detectable with a blood test. Patients need to be monitored for pulmonary hypertension of the lungs which leads to fatigue and shortness of breath.
Choosing Your San Antonio Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Mixed Connective Tissue Disease?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.