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Collagen Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Collagen Diseases
Tree Number(s)
C17.300.200
Unique ID
D003095
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003095
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
Historically, a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, progressive systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, etc. This classification was based on the notion that "collagen" was equivalent to "connective tissue", but with the present recognition of the different types of collagen and the aggregates derived from them as distinct entities, the term "collagen diseases" now pertains exclusively to those inherited conditions in which the primary defect is at the gene level and affects collagen biosynthesis, post-translational modification, or extracellular processing directly. (From Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1494)
Entry Version
COLLAGEN DIS
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Collagen Diseases Preferred
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