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Table 3 Skin score of SSc patients depending on the results of fluorescence optical imaging

From: Disturbed microcirculation in the hands of patients with systemic sclerosis detected by fluorescence optical imaging: a pilot study

Mean skin score [±SD] Initial enhancement Maximum distal distribution
Pathologica Normal p value Pathologica Normal p value
Total (range 0–51) 10.2 [±8.2] 6.4 [±7.6] p = 0.0234 17.3 [±8.9] 7.2 [±6.8] p = 0.0003
Hands (range 0–12) 5.4 [±2.9] 3.2 [±2.7] p = 0.0037 8.24 [±2.3] 3.9 [±2.6] p < 0.0001
Left hand (range 0–6) 2.8 [±1.5] 1.6 [±1.3] p = 0.0013 3.9 [±1.1] 2.0 [±1.4] p = 0.0018
Right hand (range 0–6) 2.8 [±1.6] 1.8 [±1.4] p = 0.0163 4.3 [±1.2] 2.0 [±1.4] p = 0.0002
  1. aAt least one finger with pathologic findings in the respective patient (first two rows) or hand (last two rows)