Survival analysis of 118 patients with systemic sclerosis

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Abstract. Life‐table analysis based on the survival statistics of 118 Hungarian patients with systemic sclerosis suggests that the presence of skin hypo‐ and/or hyperpigmentation indicates a poor prognosis. Furthermore, truncal skin involvement, lung, cardiac, and renal manifestations, older age at the onset of disease, anaemia, hand deformity, and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate values, predict an unfavourable prognosis, whilst patients with exposure to chemicals shows a relatively favourable disease outcome. 1993 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-337
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1993



  • internal organ symptoms
  • scleroderma
  • skin
  • survival analysis
  • systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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