collagenitis

collagenitis

 [kŏ-laj″ĕ-ni´tis]
inflammatory involvement of collagen fibers in the fibrous component of connective tissue, characterized by pain, swelling, and low-grade fever, and by increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
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