The assessment of malnutrition and severity of gastrointestinal disease using symptom-based questionnaires in systemic sclerosis: is it related to severe organ involvement or capillary rarefaction at microcirculation?


Yalcinkaya Y., Erturk Z., Unal A. U. , Tahra S. K. , Pehlivan O., Atagunduz P., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.38, no.3, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Abstract

Objective. Gastrointestinal (GI) system is commonly affected in sytemic sclerosis (SSc) patients who are also known to be at risk for malnutrition. We aimed to investigate the relationship between severity of GI disease, malnutrition and severity of organ involvement including microvasculopathy.