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collagen disease

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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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Origin of collagen disease

First recorded in 1940–45
Also called connective tissue disease.
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collagen disease in Medicine

collagen disease

n.
  1. 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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