Systemic Sclerosis

The malignant neoplasm more strongly and consistently associated with systemic sclerosis is that of the lung. The probability reported for this association is between 4.5 and 16.5 [35-37]. The association with cancer (all sites) is of lesser magnitude (SIR 1.3-2.4, depending of gender) [36-38], Another neoplasm which has been statistically associated with systemic sclerosis is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (SIR 9.6)

Table 4. Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Author [ref.] n Gender Person-years SIR or SMR Obs Exp p-value

All sites

Polymyositis

Sigurgeirsson et al. [32]

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