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Table 1 Patient demographics

From: Autoantibodies to angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in patients with connective tissue diseases

Parameter Vasculopathy patients Control patients
Number of patients 18 (17 females, 1 male) 24 (21 females, 3 males)
Age (years) 50.5 ± 14.3 46.8 ± 17.8
Disease entities SLE (4), SSc (6), MCTD (8) SLE (21), SSc (2), MCTD (1)
Constrictive vasculopathies PAH (5); all patients had SSca; persistent digital ischemia (16) None
  1. Data presented as n or mean ± standard deviation. PAH, pulmonary arterial hypertension; MCTD, mixed connective tissue disease; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SSc, systemic sclerosis. aThree patients also had digital ulcers; of these, one patient had a history of scleroderma renal crisis.