Quantifying the direct public health care cost of systemic sclerosis
September 2, 2020
Morrisroe K, Stevens W, Sahhar J, Ngian G-S, Rabusa C, Ferdowsi N, Hill C, Proudman S, Nikpour M
Introduction: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by skin and internal organ fibrosis. It is classified into limited (lcSSc) and diffuse cutaneous (dcSSc)disease subtypes based on the extent of skin involvement. Worldwide prevalence of SSc varies from 7/million to 489/million, with the reported prevalence in Australia being one of the highest.