Systemic sclerosis in the elderly

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Abstract

In our study, the characteristics of 114 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) are discussed with emphasis on the subgroup of cases whose onset of disease occurred above the age of 60 years. Seven out of the 9 cases showed symptoms of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis with an extensive skin involvement, and 5 of these cases died within 2 years following the onset of SSc. Seven of the 9 cases showed a rapid disease course with symptoms of cardiac, pulmonary and/or renal involvement, while no secondary Sjögren's syndrome, subcutaneous calcinosis and myositis were demonstrated among these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-485
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

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Systemic Scleroderma
Calcinosis
Diffuse Scleroderma
Myositis
Kidney
Lung
Skin

Keywords

  • Clinical Study
  • Old Onset
  • Scleroderma
  • Sclerosis
  • Systemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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Systemic sclerosis in the elderly. / Czirják, L.; Nagy, Z.; Szegedi, G.

In: Clinical Rheumatology, Vol. 11, No. 4, 12.1992, p. 483-485.

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Czirják, L. ; Nagy, Z. ; Szegedi, G. / Systemic sclerosis in the elderly. In: Clinical Rheumatology. 1992 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 483-485.
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