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SAT0325 Changes in the Pattern of Death in Systemic Sclerosis
  1. M. Rubio-Rivas1,
  2. V. Fonollosa-Pla2,
  3. X. Corbella-Virόs1,
  4. C. Tolosa-Vilella3,
  5. D. Colunga-Argüelles4,
  6. M.V. Egurbide-Arberas5,
  7. J.A. Vargas-Hitos6,
  8. J.J. Ríos-Blanco7,
  9. L. Trapiella-Martínez8,
  10. C.P. Simeόn-Aznar2
  11. on behalf of RESCLE, Scleroderma Spanish Group
  1. 1Bellvitge's University Hospital, Hospitalet de Llobregat
  2. 2Vall d'Hebron's University Hospital, Barcelona
  3. 3Internal Medicine, Parc Taulí University Sanitary Corporation, Sabadell
  4. 4Internal Medicine, Central University Hospital of Asturias, Oviedo
  5. 5Internal Medicine, Cruces Hospital, Barakaldo
  6. 6Internal Medicine, Virgen de las Nieves University Hospital, Granada
  7. 7Internal Medicine, La Paz Hospital, Madrid
  8. 8Internal Medicine, Cabueñes Hospital, Gijόn, Spain


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

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.


  1. Steen V.D., Medsger T.A. Changes in causes of death in systemic sclerosis, 1972-2002. Ann Rheum Dis 2007; 66:940-4.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

DOI 10.1136/annrheumdis-2014-eular.1762

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