To compare the mortality rate in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with that of the general population.
Standardized mortality ratios (SMR) were calculated for 237 patients with SSc followed prospectively, using age and sex specific mortality rates in Ontario for the period 1976-1990.
The overall SMR for the SSc cohort was 4.69.
The mortality rate was greater with diffuse than with limited scleroderma (SMR 6.18 and 3.80, respectively), but not different between men and women.
The mortality rate in SSc is increased compared to that of the general population, especially in the subset with diffuse disease.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérodermie, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie, Maladie système, Peau pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Mortalité, Ontario, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tissu conjonctif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scleroderma, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology, Systemic disease, Skin disease, Epidemiology, Human, Mortality, Ontario, Canada, North America, America, Connective tissue disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0027524
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 01/03/1996.