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Table 2 Correlation of immunohistochemical and clinical data

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

  Duration (months) Skin score Capillary pattern Collagen synthesis Myofibroblasts
Patient 1 4 19 L - +++
Patient 2 6 24 A +++ +
Patient 3 7 41 A - +++
Patient 4 9 38 N/D - +++
Patient 5 9 39 N/D +++ +++
Patient 6 10 34 A - +++
Patient 7 11 40 L +++ -
Patient 8 14 36 L - -
Patient 9 18 32 L - -
Patient 10 18 32 L +++ +++
  1. Immunohistochemistry is quantified as; -, absent, +, weak, +++, strong. Patterns of capillary damage are graded as A, active, L, late or N/D, not determined.