Scleroderma Outcomes Often Worse for Blacks, US Study Finds

Scleroderma Outcomes Often Worse for Blacks, US Study Finds

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Scleroderma Outcomes Often Worse for Blacks, US Study Finds

Black patients with scleroderma are at higher risk of mortality and serious complications such as interstitial lung disease than those of other racial or ethnic groups, a single-center U.S. study found. These findings may foster early monitoring of these patients as well as greater awareness among clinicians, researchers said. The study, “Disease Characteristics and Social Determinants in African Americans with Systemic Sclerosis: A Single Center Experience,” was presented at ACR Convergence 2021, the American College of…

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