collagen vascular disease


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collagen vascular disease

n.
Any of a group of inflammatory, often autoimmune diseases affecting connective tissue, including lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma. Also called collagen disease.
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Prevalence of conditions such as collagen vascular disease, inflammation, infection, diabetes and heart disease has signified the importance of automated ESR analyzer.
Eligible participants were women between 18-40 years of age and considered low-risk, a singleton pregnancy with no previous diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, renal disease, collagen vascular disease, maternal substance abuse, or other previously documented condition that could potentially lead to a poor pregnancy outcome.
The final report could call UIP pattern (with the corresponding level of confidence, with or without ancillary findings suggesting chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis or collagen vascular disease), other patterns (low or high confidence), specific diagnosis (eg, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, malignant epithelial tumors, lymphoproliferative diseases, infections), and no pattern or unclassified fibrosis/inflammation.
Systemic sclerosis (SS), also known as scleroderma, is an autoimmune collagen vascular disease and it causes abnormal collagen growth in tissues such as skin, lung, heart and digestive tract.
Increased mucosal permeability Immunotherapy Graft Version host disease Organ transplantation Bone marrow transplantation AIDS enterocolitides Steroid therapy Chemotherapy Collagen vascular disease Intestinal bypass enteropathy 4.
Aortoenteric fistula, an abnormal communication between aorta and any part of intestinal tract mostly the duodenum,4,5 is one of the life threatening cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.1,2 It can be primary as well as secondary.3-5 Primary Aortoenteric fistula (PAEF) is most commonly associated with aortic aneurysm.3,4 However exact pathogenesis is still a mystery.4,6 The other known and rare causes for PAEF are tuberculosis, syphilis, infection, cancer and foreign bodies and collagen vascular disease.1,5 Secondary Aortoenteric fistula may occur as a complication of aortic reconstructive surgery.3,4 In our case, the patient was diagnosed with PAEF.
Other disease associated were thyroid disorder (4.9%), vitiligo (2.4%), collagen vascular disease (2%), psoriasis (0.97%), bronchial asthma (0.97%) and hypertension (0.73%).
In fact, pyrexia of unknown origin is less common in collagen vascular disease than in infectious disease.
Other serological analyses for collagen vascular disease were negative.
As an arteriopathy, SAM is similar to inflammatory vasculitis, collagen vascular disease, and fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), so excluding these diseases is necessary.
Collagen vascular disease may play an important role in the pathogenesis of spontaneous arterial dissection, particularly when multiple vessels are involved [3-5].
She had no features of collagen vascular disease. As part of the work-up for the acute renal failure she was noted to have an elevated creatine kinase (CK) level of 16 343 IU/L (reference range 26-192 IU/L).