Pulmonary Hypertension in SSC: Differences Between Men and Women
Did you know that although women have a greater risk of systemic sclerosis (SSc), they may actually experience a lesser degree of symptoms?
Researchers believe that the differences between male and female patients could dictate different treatment options.
In terms of outcomes of the disease, for example, after a period of at least two years after initial assessment, the ratio of women:men affected with SSc was 6:1 with the male gender more predictive of new onset pulmonary hypertension.
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