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What sort of disease is a collagen vascular disease?
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Dr. John Hammes
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Sick Support
You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place and collagen in our ligaments of our joints and other places.
Collagen vascular disease is typically an autoimmune disease which affects all sorts of tissues. Rheumatologists are the specialists who typically see this illness.

In brief: Sick Support
You can think of collagen as sort of the glue and supporting tissue that holds our bodies together. There is collagen holding our eye lens in place and collagen in our ligaments of our joints and other places.
Collagen vascular disease is typically an autoimmune disease which affects all sorts of tissues. Rheumatologists are the specialists who typically see this illness.
Dr. John Hammes
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Dr. John Goldman
The disease we place in the category of Collagen Vascular Disease include Lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis. They were called collagen vascular disease as Dr Hamme states because characteristic lesion were found in the adjacent collagen and blood vessels.
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