Jump to content


Congrats to Margaret, Platinum Member with 1,000 posts and 10 Years of Forums Membership!


Photo

Age-related survival and clinical features in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients older or younger than 65 at diagnosis


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Jeannie McClelland

Jeannie McClelland

    Senior Gold Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,706 posts
  • Location:in the Rocky Mountains of the USA

Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:24 AM

Age-related survival and clinical features in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients older or younger than 65 at diagnosis. In elderly patients, the lSSc subset is more prevalent than the diffuse. Pulmonary and cardiac involvement are more prevalent in aged patients and appears sooner after the disease diagnosis. SSc is clearly related to increased mortality, although it is not significant in the elderly group. Carmen Pérez-Bocanegra. Rheumatology, March 11, 2010. (Also see: Prognosis and Mortality)

This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Check the Newsroom every day for the latest scleroderma medical and support information.
Jeannie McClelland
(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services
(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager
(Retired) ISN Blog Manager
(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide
(Retired) ISN Artist
International Scleroderma Network