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Table 4 Correlations between skin ultrasound examination and serum-COMP, mRSS, and HAMIS

From: High frequency ultrasound of skin involvement in systemic sclerosis – a follow-up study

Baseline rS (p)
  serum-COMP mRSS HAMIS
TST 0.41 (0.001) 0.48 (<0.001) 0.30 (0.043)
TSE −0.28 (0.025) −0.40 (0.001) −0.28 (0.066)
1-year follow-up   rS (p)  
  serum-COMP mRSS HAMIS
TST 0.49 (<0.001) 0.48 (<0.001) 0.64 (<0.001)
TSE −0.16 (0.23) −0.24 (0.044) −0.26 (0.087)
   rS (p)  
  serum-COMP change mRSS change HAMIS change
Change in TST 0.30 (0.034) 0.43 (<0.001) 0.53 (0.001)
  1. COMP cartilage oligomeric matrix protein, mRSS modified Rodnan skin score, HAMIS hand mobility in scleroderma test, TST total sum of skin thickness, TSE total sum of skin echogenicity