Nonwhite Patients More at Risk for Restrictive Lung Disease, Study Finds

Nonwhite Patients More at Risk for Restrictive Lung Disease, Study Finds

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Nonwhite Patients More at Risk for Restrictive Lung Disease, Study Finds

Patients with scleroderma are more likely to develop restrictive lung disease (RLD) — a precursor to interstitial lung disease (ILD) — if they are nonwhite, according to a multicenter U.S. study. The study, “Baseline characteristics of systemic sclerosis patients with restrictive lung disease in a multi-center US-based longitudinal registry,” was published in International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. ILD, characterized by inflammation and scarring in the lungs, is a major possible complication of scleroderma (also called…

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