Skeletal and cardiac muscles involvement in systemic sclerosis.


Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) can have muscle involvement in the form of myositis or non-infl ammatory myopathy. The muscle involvement can be associated with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) in patients with SSc, resulting in worse prognosis. Eighty-seven patients of the Hospital de Clínicas of the Universidade Federal do Paraná, diagnosed with… (More)


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