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Table 2 Results of immunohistochemical staining

From: Characterization of monocyte/macrophage subsets in the skin and peripheral blood derived from patients with systemic sclerosis

Number of positive cells (10000 μm2) SSc (n = 10) Controls (n = 6) Pvalue
  lcSSc (n = 7) dcSSc (n = 3)   
  3.2 ± 0.7   > 0.05
CD68 2.9 ± 1.0 3.2 ± 0.4 2.0 ± 0.2 > 0.05
  3.8 ± 0.8   < 0.05*
CD163 4.0 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 0.5 1.2 ± 0.5 < 0.05*
  3.6 ± 0.6   < 0.05*
CD204 3.4 ± 0.7 3.8 ± 0.4 1.4 ± 0.4 < 0.05*
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation; P < 0.05*.
  2. The number of CD163+ and CD204+ cells between collagen fibers was significantly greater in SSc patients compared in healthy controls.
  3. dcSSc, diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis; lcSSC, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis; SSC, systemic sclerosis.