Epidemiology of systemic sclerosis: incidence, prevalence, survival, risk factors, malignancy, and environmental triggers

@article{Barnes2012EpidemiologyOS,
  title={Epidemiology of systemic sclerosis: incidence, prevalence, survival, risk factors, malignancy, and environmental triggers},
  author={J. Barnes and M. Mayes},
  journal={Current Opinion in Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={165–170}
}
Purpose of reviewTo identify the recent data regarding prevalence, incidence, survival, and risk factors for systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to compare these data to previously published findings. Recent findingsSSc disease occurrence data are now available for Argentina, Taiwan, and India and continue to show wide variation across geographic regions. The survival rate is negatively impacted by older age of onset, male sex, scleroderma renal crisis, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary arterial… Expand
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