Objectives-To investigate the incidence, prevalence and clinical features of systemic sclerosis (SS) in Iceland.
Methods-All patients diagnosed with SS from 1975-90 were included.
Retrieval for the study began in 1980 and was carried out by computerised search from registers of all hospitals and health care clinics and death registration files, and with personal communication with doctors in Iceland Results-Over a 16 year period from 197-90,15 new cases were found with an incidence of 0.7 and 0.05/100 000, for females and males at risk respectively, and 0.38 for both sexes.
At the end of 1990 there were 18 patients alive with SS, 13 with limited and five with diffuse cutaneous involvement.
Mots-clés Pascal : Sclérodermie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Incidence, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Génétique, Etude statistique, Islande, Iles Atlantiques, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scleroderma, Human, Epidemiology, Incidence, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Genetics, Statistical study, Iceland, Atlantic Ocean Islands, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0580865
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.