Collagen disease
A disease (autoimmune or otherwise) that attacks the collagen or other components of connective tissue, such as lupus.

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collagen disease n CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE

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an obsolete term for connective-tissue disease.

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any of a group of diseases that, although clinically distinct and not necessarily related etiologically, have in common widespread pathologic changes in the connective tissue; they include lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatic fever, and rheumatoid arthritis. Collagen disease is not to be confused with collagen disorder (q.v.).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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