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BOF 192
In scleroderma, all are true, except:
1- 5 year survival is approximately 70%
2- poor prognostic factors at the time of diagnosis are old age, proteinuria, diffuse skin disease , high ESR low TLCO and pulmonary hypertension
3- recurrent occult upper GIT bleeding may indicate a watermelon stomach which is seen in 20% of cases
4- pulmonary hypertension is more common in the diffuse type than the limited type
5- anti SCL70 antibody is positive in 20-30% in the diffuse type while anti-centromere antibody is seen in 70% of the limited type




 

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