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Table 1 Clinical and serological characteristics of SSc patients

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

Characteristics Fibrotic (n = 10) Atrophic (n = 6)
Mean age (range) 54 (39–72) 58 (37–69)
Mean disease duration, months (range) 11 (4–18) 96 (36–168)
Male/female 2/8 0/6
Organ involvement   
Mean skin score (range) 33 (19–41) 17 (11–24)
Oesophageal 7/10 3/6
Other gastrointestinal 4/10 1/6
Lung 4/10 2/6
Muscle 3/10 0/6
Renal 2/10 1/6
Cardiac 0/10 1/6
Pulmonary hypertension 2/10 0/6
Serology   
Antinuclear 10/10 6/6
Anti-topoisomerase 1 4/10 3/6
Anti-RNA polymerase I/III 2/10 1/6
Anti-nuclear RNP 1/10 1/6
Microvascular damage   
Structural capillary damage 10/10 6/6
  1. RNP, ribonuclear protein; SSc, systemic sclerosis.