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Whats collagen vascular disease?
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree
In brief: Collagen Vascular
These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels.
They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the immune system resulting in auto-antibodies that attack the collagen connective tissue of blood vessels & other tissues, resulting in inlammation & weakness of the connecitve tissues. Examples are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, & sjogren's.

In brief: Collagen Vascular
These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels.
They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the immune system resulting in auto-antibodies that attack the collagen connective tissue of blood vessels & other tissues, resulting in inlammation & weakness of the connecitve tissues. Examples are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, & sjogren's.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Autoimmune disorders
Collagen vascular disease occurs when problems with the immune system affect collagen.
Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up 30% of body protein. It contributes to the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues.

In brief: Autoimmune disorders
Collagen vascular disease occurs when problems with the immune system affect collagen.
Collagen is a tough, fiber-like protein that makes up 30% of body protein. It contributes to the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues.
Dr. Yu Sun
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Collagen vascular
This is an older term for autoimmune disease that is not descriptive or helpful in my opinion.
If a provider has told you that you have collagen vascular disease it is best to get to a rheumatologist for evaluation.

In brief: Collagen vascular
This is an older term for autoimmune disease that is not descriptive or helpful in my opinion.
If a provider has told you that you have collagen vascular disease it is best to get to a rheumatologist for evaluation.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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