Increased risk of osteoporotic fractures in patients with systemic sclerosis: a nationwide population-based study.

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OBJECTIVES To identify the incidence rate (IR) and risk factors of osteoporotic fractures (OFs) among systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. METHODS A cohort study was conducted using the Taiwan National Health Insurance database. Patients with SSc and respective age- and gender-matched controls without SSc were enrolled. The primary endpoint was the first… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204832

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