Background Visceral involvement treatment and prognosis has changed in the latest years, influencing somehow the pattern of death.
Objectives To demonstrate changes in the pattern of death in patients with Systemic Sclerosis in the latest 3 decades in the Spanish cohort.
Methods 1135 patients with Systemic Sclerosis have been retrospectively assessed from the Spanish Scleroderma Registry (RESCLE).
Results See Table 1
– The rate of SSc-related death is decreasing in the latest 2 decades
– There's a larger percentage of pulmonary death
– There's a lower percentage of renal death
– Renal death is present mainly in the first 5 years after diagnosis and in patients with the difuse subtype.
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Disclosure of Interest None declared