collagen disease

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collagen disease:

see autoimmune diseaseautoimmune disease,
any of a number of abnormal conditions caused when the body produces antibodies to its own substances. In rheumatoid arthritis, a group of antibody molecules called collectively RF, or rheumatoid factor, is complexed to the individual's own gamma globulin
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; collagencollagen
, any of a group of proteins found in skin, ligaments, tendons, bone and cartilage, and other connective tissue. Cells called fibroblasts form the various fibers in connective tissue in the body.
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collagen disease

[′kä·lə·jən di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any of various clinical syndromes characterized by widespread alterations of connective tissue, including inflammation and fibrinoid degeneration.
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Other manifestations seen were reactive perforating collagenosis in 4 (2.
5%) each case of Parapsoriasis, Favre-Racouchot Syndrome, Pruritus ani, Pyogenic Granuloma, Lupus Profundus were seen, 2 (1%) cases each of reactive perforating collagenosis and granuloma annulare and 3 (1.
Several different forms of perforating dermatoses exist, including reactive perforating collagenosis and the acquired perforating dermatosis diagnostic group (often associated with diabetes mellitus or chronic renal disease), which includes acquired reactive perforating collagenosis (RPC), elastosis perforans serpiginosa, perforating folliculitis, and Kyrle's disease.
The diagnosis of photo-onycholysis is almost clinical and can be made by exclusion of onycholysis which can be seen in other dermatologic diseases such as fungal infection, lichen planus, psoriasis, histiocytosis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, ectodermal dysplasia, collagenosis, dysthyroidism, bronchiectasis, yellow nail syndrome, iron deficiency anemia, multiple myeloma, and neoplasia.
Among the rare causes of stroke, there lies the inflammatory arteritis of collagenosis, in our case, the systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) [Kitagawa, 1990, Kushner M, 1989]
Yanagihara M, Fujita T, Shirasaki A, et al: The pathogenesis of the transepithelial elimination of the collagen bundles in acquired reactive perforating collagenosis.
However, there are several unknown aspects, such as why some patients with CAD have CAE while most of the patients have not and why CAE is related to other pathological entities such as collagenosis, connective tissue diseases, and vasculitis.
Disseminated eosinophilic collagenosis and familial eosinophilia.
Co-existent acquired perforating collagenosis and lepromatous leprosy with erythema nodosum leprosum: Response to treatment.
We excluded infectious etiology (persistent viral or bacterial infection) and collagenosis (including drug-induced lupus-like syndrome).
Toray has submitted an application for beraprost sodium with indication for PAH based on the results of Japanese clinical trials subjecting primary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension following collagenosis in September 2006.
It may be attributable to varicella zoster pneumonia as a child, an unclassified collagenosis against which corticosteroids were ineffective, vasculitis, or the long-term administration of propranolol.