Lung Ailment in Systemic Sclerosis More Aggressive in Men -- But survival the same as in women

Author: Wayne Kuznar
Date Published: February-2016
Source: MedPage Today

Although pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is more common in women with systemic sclerosis (SSc), men had a shorter interlude after an SSc diagnosis to the occurrence of PAH, were younger at the time of PAH diagnosis, and had a shorter PAH disease duration, Canadian researchers found.