connective tissue disease


: any of various diseases or abnormal states (as scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatic fever, and dermatomyositis) characterized by inflammatory or degenerative changes in connective tissue

called also collagen disease, collagenosis, collagen vascular disease

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“Connective tissue disease.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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