Reproductive factors and the risk of scleroderma: an Italian case-control study.

@article{Pisa2002ReproductiveFA,
  title={Reproductive factors and the risk of scleroderma: an Italian case-control study.},
  author={Federica Edith Pisa and Massimo Bovenzi and Luciano Romeo and Alberta Tonello and Domenico Biasi and Lisa Maria Bambara and Alberto Betta and Fabio Barbone},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={451-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between scleroderma (systemic sclerosis; SSc) and reproductive factors in a hospital-based case-control study conducted at the University Hospital of Verona in Northeastern Italy. METHODS Forty-six confirmed cases of SSc in women (42 with diffuse SSc and 4 with limited SSc) and 153 female control subjects with orthopedic disorders were recruited at the University Hospital. For each subject, information on age at first pregnancy, number of children and… CONTINUE READING