Geographical clustering of scleroderma in a rural area in the province of Rome.

A geographical cluster of scleroderma and scleroderma-related features was identified in a rural area in the province of Rome. Two patients with scleroderma, three with CREST syndrome and one with eosinophilic fasciitis were living in a village where the total population included 572 persons of voting age. No kindred relationships were demonstrable among… (More)