- any of a group of diseases, as systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis, scleroderma, and rheumatoid arthritis, involving inflammation or degeneration of connective tissue and accompanied by deposition of fibrinous material.
Origin of collagen disease
First recorded in 1940–45
Also called connective tissue disease.
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- Any of a group of inflammatory, often autoimmune diseases affecting connective tissue, including lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa, scleroderma and dermatomyositis.collagenosis collagen vascular disease
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