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Incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland.
J Intern Med. 1996 Aug; 240(2):81-4.JI

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To obtain information on the incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland.

DESIGN

Population-based epidemiological study.

SETTING

Five out of 21 central hospital districts in Finland (population: about 1 million adults > or = 16 years of age).

SUBJECTS

Subjects entitled under the nationwide sickness insurance scheme to receive specially reimbursed medication for rare systemic rheumatic or connective tissue diseases in 1990.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE

Incidence.

RESULTS

A total of 30 incident cases occurred. Nine patients had mixed connective tissue disease, four had systemic sclerosis, four had dermato/polymyositis and one patient had inclusion body myositis; the corresponding annual incidence rates were 8, 4, 4 and 1/million of the adult population. Only one patient had adult Still's disease. The overall annual incidence rate of systemic vasculitides was 9/million of the adult population.

CONCLUSION

This study provides population-based figures on the incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Kuopio University Hospital, Finland.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8810933

Citation

Kaipiainen-Seppänen, O, and K Aho. "Incidence of Rare Systemic Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases in Finland." Journal of Internal Medicine, vol. 240, no. 2, 1996, pp. 81-4.
Kaipiainen-Seppänen O, Aho K. Incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland. J Intern Med. 1996;240(2):81-4.
Kaipiainen-Seppänen, O., & Aho, K. (1996). Incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland. Journal of Internal Medicine, 240(2), 81-4.
Kaipiainen-Seppänen O, Aho K. Incidence of Rare Systemic Rheumatic and Connective Tissue Diseases in Finland. J Intern Med. 1996;240(2):81-4. PubMed PMID: 8810933.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland. AU - Kaipiainen-Seppänen,O, AU - Aho,K, PY - 1996/8/1/pubmed PY - 1996/8/1/medline PY - 1996/8/1/entrez SP - 81 EP - 4 JF - Journal of internal medicine JO - J Intern Med VL - 240 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To obtain information on the incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland. DESIGN: Population-based epidemiological study. SETTING: Five out of 21 central hospital districts in Finland (population: about 1 million adults > or = 16 years of age). SUBJECTS: Subjects entitled under the nationwide sickness insurance scheme to receive specially reimbursed medication for rare systemic rheumatic or connective tissue diseases in 1990. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Incidence. RESULTS: A total of 30 incident cases occurred. Nine patients had mixed connective tissue disease, four had systemic sclerosis, four had dermato/polymyositis and one patient had inclusion body myositis; the corresponding annual incidence rates were 8, 4, 4 and 1/million of the adult population. Only one patient had adult Still's disease. The overall annual incidence rate of systemic vasculitides was 9/million of the adult population. CONCLUSION: This study provides population-based figures on the incidence of rare systemic rheumatic and connective tissue diseases in Finland. SN - 0954-6820 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8810933/Incidence_of_rare_systemic_rheumatic_and_connective_tissue_diseases_in_Finland_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0954-6820&date=1996&volume=240&issue=2&spage=81 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -