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Medical Term:

pyridinoline cross-link


Definition: collagen degradation marker found to be increased in urine in the setting of Raynaud phenomenon and systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Reflects alterations in collagen turnover; may be useful in monitoring ongoing fibrosis in systemic sclerosis.

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