Morbidity and mortality of patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis after the age of 75: a nested case-control study

@article{Derk2005MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality of patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis after the age of 75: a nested case-control study},
  author={Chris T Derk and Carol M. Artlett and Sergio A Jimenez},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={831-834}
}
This study aims to characterize the clinical features of a cohort of patients diagnosed with systemic sclerosis (SSc) after the age of 75 and compare them to a group diagnosed at a younger age. We record the review of 769 patients diagnosed with SSc over the past 16 years. Utilizing a nested case-control model, we compare demographics, disease severity, morbidity, and mortality data of all patients diagnosed after the age of 75 to sex- and disease-type-matched, randomly selected group of… CONTINUE READING

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