What are the sexual predilections of scleroderma?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The risk of systemic sclerosis is 4-9 times higher in women than in men. [22, 23, 24] However, the mechanisms responsible for the disproportionately higher frequency in females have not been elucidated.


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