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Figure 7 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Figure 7

From: Shared expression of phenotypic markers in systemic sclerosis indicates a convergence of pericytes and fibroblasts to a myofibroblast lineage in fibrosis

Figure 7

Nailfold capillaroscopy of (a) normal and (b,c) dcSSc patients. In the active pattern of capillary damage, frequent giant capillaries are present ((b) arrow) accompanied by moderate capillary loss and disorganisation of capillary architecture. Late disease pattern was characterized by severe capillary disorganisation with loss of capillaries ((c) arrow). Magnification ×150. dcSSc, diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis.

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