Sine Sclerosis Linked to Better Survival Than Limited, Diffuse Types

Sine Sclerosis Linked to Better Survival Than Limited, Diffuse Types

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Sine Sclerosis Linked to Better Survival Than Limited, Diffuse Types

People with sine sclerosis — a rare form of scleroderma without skin involvement — have better survival than those with limited and diffuse scleroderma, according to a retrospective study of up to 18 years of patient data. In addition, male sex, poor lung function, heart involvement, and systemic inflammation were found to be independent risk factors of mortality in these patients, which was mainly associated with causes unrelated to scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis…

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