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Separate influences of birth order and gravidity/parity on the development of systemic sclerosis (SSc)


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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:52 AM

Separate influences of birth order and gravidity/parity on the development of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Birth order and pregnancy were independently associated with a higher risk of developing SSc. These findings suggest that immune development in early childhood and/or pregnancy-associated events, including but not limited to microchimerism, plays a role in SSc susceptibility. Cockrill T. (PubMed) Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Mar;62(3):418-24. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma)

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