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Table 2 Causes of death in the patient cohort

From: Prognostic profile of systemic sclerosis: analysis of the clinical EUSTAR cohort in China

Cause of death Deaths, N = 40 (%)
All causes of death 40
SSc-related deaths 27 (67.5)
 Lungs 23 (57.5)
  ILD 1
  PAH 22
 Heart 1 (2.5)
  Arrhythmia
  Heart failure 1
 Renal crisis 3 (7.5)
Non-SSc-related deaths 10 (25.0)
 Infection 3 (7.5)
  Pulmonary infection 2
  Bacteremia 1
 Malignant tumor 2 (5.0)
  Adenocarcinoma of lung 1
  Leukemia 1
 CCVd 4 (10.0)
  Mi 1
  Cerebral apoplexy 3
 Digestive tract bleeding 1 (2.5)
Unknown cause of death 3 (7.5)
  1. Results are presented as number (percentage) of patients
  2. ILD interstitial lung disease, PAH pulmonary arterial hypertension, SSc systemic sclerosis, CCVd chronic cerebrovascular disease, Mi myocardial infarction