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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Seizures in systemic sclerosis
Author: Araujo, FG
Amaral, TN
Appenzeller, S
de Carvalho, JF
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of seizures in systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to determine the clinical and laboratory features associated with their occurrence. Thirty-four SSc patients (ACR criteria) were analyzed by a standard interview, physical examination, and review of medical charts. Risk factors for seizures, clinical manifestations, associated co-morbidities and current treatment were evaluated. We identified 3 (8.8 %) SSc patients with seizures. A higher median age [61 (35-64) vs. 48 (27-71) years, p = 0.0005] and higher activity score [4.75 (4.5-5.0) vs. 2.5 (0-5-5) years, p = 0.006] were observed in SSc patients with seizures. No other clinical or laboratory feature was associated with the occurrence of seizure in this cohort. This study demonstrated a higher prevalence of seizures in SSc when compared to general population. Seizures were associated with older age and higher activity score in this cohort.
Subject: Seizures
Systemic sclerosis
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Springer Heidelberg
Citation: Rheumatology International. Springer Heidelberg, v. 33, n. 7, n. 1721, n. 1724, 2013.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s00296-012-2630-y
Date Issue: 2013
Appears in Collections:Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos

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