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INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS

@inproceedings{Barnes2012INCIDENCEAP,
  title={INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS},
  author={Jammie K. Barnes and Maureen D. Mayes},
  year={2012}
}
Recent findings SSc 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 hypertension, cancer, and antitopoisomerase and anti-U1 antibodies. It appears that silica exposure confers an increased risk for developing scleroderma, but this exposure accounts for a very small… 

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