Infections With SSc Often Lead to Hospitalization, 10-Year Analysis Finds

Infections With SSc Often Lead to Hospitalization, 10-Year Analysis Finds

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Infections With SSc Often Lead to Hospitalization, 10-Year Analysis Finds

Infection was the leading cause of acute hospitalization and mortality in people with systemic sclerosis (SSc), a 10-year hospital study in Portugal found. Although most infection-related hospital admissions occurred in those with underlying lung disease, the scientists noted that a decrease in the total number of hospitalizations during the last five years of follow-up might reflect advances in disease management. The study, “Acute hospitalization in a cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis: a 10-year retrospective…

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