MISC

2003年

Epidemiological study on patients with systemic sclerosis receiving financial aid for treatment

Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
  • Fumio Sakauchi
  • ,
  • Mitsuru Mori
  • ,
  • Osamu Ishikawa
  • ,
  • Hideharu Endo
  • ,
  • Hiroshi Shinkai

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開始ページ
66
終了ページ
73
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
DOI
10.2177/jsci.26.66

We conducted an epidemiological study of systemic sclerosis in Japan using the records of patients who had been registered to receive public financial aid. A total of 10,956 patients were registered as having systemic sclerosis in 1999. We statistically analyzed the data on the patients, including sex, age, major symptoms, and laboratory findings. We also made contingency tables in order to evaluate the correlations of the data. Our study estimated that the male/female ratio was 1 : 7.3. The mean ages of male and female patients were 58.8 and 58.5 years old, respectively. The major symptoms were as follows : Raynaud’s phenomenon 92.4%, skin sclerosis 94.7%, dyspnea 29.9%, and dysphagia 32.2%. With respect to specific antibodies, anti-nuclear antibody was present in 92.2%, antitopoisomerase I antibody in 27.5%, anticentromere antibody in 37.7%, and antiribonucleoprotein antibody in 19.9%. Making contingency tables, we could elucidate the association of antitopoisomerase I with lung fibrosis. © 2003, The Japan Society for Clinical Immunology. All rights reserved.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2177/jsci.26.66
PubMed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12760103

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