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What's the significance of collagen vascular diseases?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Can be autoimmune

Collagen vascular disease encompasses a series of autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis and scleroderma to name a few.
Each of these can have variations on their diagnostic categories. These were first named becuase there were similar changes in the soft tissues and blood vessels when biopsies were done in people with a collagen vascular diseases.

In brief: Can be autoimmune

Collagen vascular disease encompasses a series of autoimmune illnesses such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis and scleroderma to name a few.
Each of these can have variations on their diagnostic categories. These were first named becuase there were similar changes in the soft tissues and blood vessels when biopsies were done in people with a collagen vascular diseases.
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