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#1 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:38 AM

Scleroderma (SSc) prevalence: Demographic variations in a population-based sample. We estimated SSc prevalence in 2003 at 74.4 cases per 100,000 women and 13.3 cases per 100,000 men. Prevalence was higher for older individuals, particularly in urban women (161.2 cases per 100,000). Prevalence was lowest in young men (in rural areas, as low as 2.8 cases per 100,000). S. Bernatsky. Arthritis rheumatologist. 2009 Mar 15. (Also see: About Scleroderma)

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:50 AM

Wow, Jeannie. I am wondering if the USA numbers are like Canada. No wonder they were so hesitent about diagnosis'g Gareth with 2.8/100,000 for young men. I really would like to see statistics for other autoimmune diseases, too, like UCTD, LE, RA, etc.

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