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.
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Also called connective tissue disease.
Origin of collagen disease
First recorded in 1940–45
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Medical definitions for collagen disease
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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