Pulmonary arterial histology and morphometry in systemic sclerosis: a case-control autopsy study.

@article{alSabbagh1989PulmonaryAH,
  title={Pulmonary arterial histology and morphometry in systemic sclerosis: a case-control autopsy study.},
  author={M R al-Sabbagh and Virginia D. Steen and Benny Chung Ying Zee and Mike Nalesnik and D C Trostle and Carlos D. Bedetti and Thomas A Jr Medsger},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1038-42}
}
Morphometric measurements were performed on pulmonary arteries in 58 patients with systemic sclerosis (20 limited cutaneous and 38 diffuse cutaneous involvement [21 with and 17 without renal crisis]) and age, race, and sex matched autopsy controls. Matched pairs analysis was employed. For arteries of all sizes, the area of the intima and percent luminal occlusion were greater in the limited and diffuse (no renal crisis) groups than in controls, and these differences were statistically… CONTINUE READING

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