What is the incidence of systemic sclerosis (SSc)?

Updated: Apr 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A 2019 epidemiology study reported that based on 39 publications, the prevalence of systemic sclerosis in Europe and North America was 7.2-33.9 cases per 100,000 individuals, with an annual incidence rate of 0.6-2.3 cases per 100,000 individuals. [6]

Systemic sclerosis is rare in the resident population of Japan and China.

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