volume 10, issue 5, Pe178 2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2015.03.005
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Abstract: Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may develop significant gastrointestinal involvement (GI). When severe, this can lead to intestinal failure (IF) requiring home parenteral nutrition (HPN). However, few outcome data are reported for these patients (1,2,3). Records were reviewed of all patients with SSc who required HPN, at a national IF centre, between 1990 and 2012. Disease characteristics and survival/outcome data were evaluated. 25 patients (5 male, median age: 55 (range 24-76)) with SSc received HPN (…

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