Prevalence of localized scleroderma in the Krasnodar territory

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The authors conducted a study of particular features of the course of localized scleroderma in the south of Russia (Krasnodar territory). 65 case histories were analyzed. Women suffered from the disease 2.8 times more often than men; one half of the sample (55.4%) included patients aged 35-55; the disease duration of over a year prevailed (69.8%); the disease occurred against the background of an endocrine pathology in one third of all cases; one third of all women developed the disease during the postmenopausal period. Plaque scleroderma (56.9%), white spot disease (von Zumbusch psoriasis) (16.9%) and idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (12.3%) belonged to the key clinical forms. The average number of lesions was 2.4 ± 1.2 while almost a half of the patients (47.7%) had three or more lesions. The clinical manifestations localized mostly on the back (46.5%) and stomach (34.9%).

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M. M. Tlish

Kuban State Medical University

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Russian Federation

N. V. Sorokina

Kuban State Medical University

Russian Federation


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