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Undifferentiated connective tissue disease, or UCTD for short, is a systemic autoimmune disease. This means that the body s natural immune system does not behave normally. Instead of serving to fight infections such as bacteria and viruses, the body s own immune system attacks itself. In UCTD, autoimmunity may cause the immune system to attack specific parts of the body resulting in a variety of problems.
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