Derivation and External Validation of a Prediction Rule for Five-Year Mortality in Patients with Early Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis

Robyn T. Domsic, Svetlana I. Nihtyanova, Stephen R. Wisniewski, Michael J. Fine, Mary Lucas, Chian K Kwoh, Christopher P. Denton, Thomas A. Medsger

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Abstract

Objective Although diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) is associated with a reduction in life expectancy, there are no validated prognostic models for determining 5-year mortality in patients with dcSSc. The objective of this study was to derive and validate a rule for predicting 5-year mortality in patients with early dcSSc. Methods We studied an inception cohort of 388 US Caucasian patients with early dcSSc (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)993-1003
Number of pages11
JournalArthritis and Rheumatology
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology

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