Collagen vascular diseaseDefinition:
Collagen is a tough, glue-like protein that makes up 30% of body protein. It shapes the structure of tendons, bones, and connective tissues. Problems with the immune system can affect these structures. This is known as collagen vascular disease.
Collagen vascular diseases include:
Causes, incidence, and risk factors:
Symptoms of collagen vascular disease may include:
- Joint inflammation
Calling your health care provider:
|Review Date: 2/22/2009|
Reviewed By: Ariel D. Teitel, MD, MBA, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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