Corpus ID: 3421757

Development of systemic sclerosis in transgender females: a case series and review of the literature.

@article{Campochiaro2018DevelopmentOS,
  title={Development of systemic sclerosis in transgender females: a case series and review of the literature.},
  author={C. Campochiaro and L. Host and V. Ong and C. Denton},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2018},
  volume={36 Suppl 113 4},
  pages={
          50-52
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic, autoimmune connective tissue disease with a female predominance. The reason for the female predilection in SSc may relate to the difference in hormones between the genders. There are no current data on the influence male-to-female sex transition may have in the development of SSc. We report three patients who developed SSc after initiating the transgender process, and review current literature in regards to transgender patients with connective… Expand
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