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Disease Collagen Diseases

Name Collagen Diseases
Synonyms Collagen Disease | Disease, Collagen | Diseases, Collagen
Definition Historically, a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, etc. This classification was based on the notion that 'collagen' was equivalent to 'connective tissue', but with the present recognition of the different types of collagen and the aggregates derived from them as distinct entities, the term 'collagen diseases' now pertains exclusively to those inherited conditions in which the primary defect is at the gene level and affects collagen biosynthesis, post-translational modification, or extracellular processing directly. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1494)
Categories Connective tissue disease
MeSH® ID D003095
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DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Collagen Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Collagen Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Cardiomyopathy hypogonadism collagenoma syndrome
  Collagenoma, Familial Cutaneous
  Collagenosis, Familial Reactive Perforating
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