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Presse Med. 2013 Sep;42(9 Pt 1):1159-70. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2013.04.011. Epub 2013 Aug 16.

[Professional consequences of systemic sclerosis].

[Article in French]

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Université Paris Descartes, faculté de médecine, Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, hôpital Cochin, service de médecine interne, centre de référence pour les vascularites nécrosantes et la sclérodermie systémique, 75679 Paris, France. Electronic address:


Work disability is a major issue in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) and seems to be substantially higher than other connective tissue diseases. Working ability results from complex interactions between factors related to socio-demographic characteristics, SSc specificities and working conditions. Working ability is related to global disability, altered hand function, fatigue, pain, type of work and opportunities to adapt workstation. Work disability is responsible for reduced income in patients with SSc.

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