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Table 2 Comparison of intima-media thickening with the presence of carotid or femoral atherosclerotic plaques (whole cohort)

From: Atherosclerotic plaques occur in absence of intima-media thickening in both systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus: a duplexsonography study of carotid and femoral arteries and follow-up for cardiovascular events

SSc and SLE patients with and without plaque European definition (pIMT > 0.9 mm) German definition (pIMT > 0.85/> 1.0 mm) ARIC definition (pIMT > P90)
SSc Without plaque (n = 31) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (19.4%)
With plaque (n = 59) 17 (28.9%) 3 (5.1%) 6 (10.3%)
SLE Without plaque (n = 51) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (5.9%)
With plaque (n = 49) 13 (26.5%) 7 (14.3%) 13 (26.5%)
  1. Values presented as number of patients with pIMT (percentage).
  2. pIMT, pathologic intima-media thickening; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SSc, systemic sclerosis.