The prognostic factors of systemic sclerosis for survival among Koreans

  title={The prognostic factors of systemic sclerosis for survival among Koreans},
  author={Jinhyun Kim and Sue Kyung Park and Ki Won Moon and Eun Young Lee and Yun Jong Lee and Yeong Wook Song and Eun Bong Lee},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin and internal organs, which can cause significant morbidity and mortality. The prognostic factors for survival were not fully evaluated in Asian population. We investigated the prognostic factors for survival of SSc among Korean patients. A total of 243 SSc patients were enrolled from Seoul National University Hospital between 1972 and 2007. Age at onset, gender, cutaneous subset, autoantibody status… CONTINUE READING

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