Re: Chronic, systemic inflammation
It would typically be a form of MCTD Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Doctors have fairly recently begun distinguishing various subtypes of MCTD.
The particular sub-type I have is quite uncommon and is diagnosed with a genetic test. I have severe inflammation of tendons, ligiaments, muscles, cartliage, nerves, and just recently I have had some issues with my kidneys where the chronic inflammation is causing stones.
It used to be the case that MCTD was the wastebasket you were put into when it was obvious that there was an autoimmune process, but no clear idea of the specific disease. Doctors are now seeing that MCTD is its own entity with various subtypes.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
I hope this helps you.