Causes and risk factors for death in systemic sclerosis: a study from the EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) database.

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OBJECTIVES To determine the causes and predictors of mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc). METHODS Patients with SSc (n=5860) fulfilling the American College of Rheumatology criteria and prospectively followed in the EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) cohort were analysed. EUSTAR centres completed a structured questionnaire on cause of death… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/ard.2009.114264

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