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Table 3 Demographic and clinical features of the study cohort

From: Multiplex cytokine analysis of dermal interstitial blister fluid defines local disease mechanisms in systemic sclerosis

Disease characteristics Systemic sclerosis patients Healthy controls
  ( n= 26) ( n= 10)
Age (years) 55 ± 10 51 ± 14
Female sex 18 (69) 9 (90)
Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis 20 (77)  
Disease duration (months) 9 ± 7.9  
Duration of Raynaud’s (months) 10 ± 1.6  
Modified Rodnan skin score 18.3 ± 11.24  
Organ involvement   
  Oesophageal 69.2  
  Other gastrointestinal 46.2  
  Lung 42.3  
  Muscle 30.8  
  Joint 11.5  
  Renal 3.8  
  Cardiac 7.7  
Serology   
  Anti-nuclear antibody positive 100  
  Anti-RNA polymerase antibody 12  
  Anti-topoisomerase antibody 38  
  Anti-centromere antibody 15  
  Other 35  
  1. Data presented as mean ± standard deviation, n (%) or percentage.