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Fig. 2 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Fig. 2

From: Altered white matter microstructure in lupus patients: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Fig. 2

Impact of disease duration on mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA) in the corpus callosum (CC) and in the forceps minor of the CC. Mean FA (a, c) and mean MD (b, d) in the forceps minor (a, b) of the CC and the complete CC (c, d) in SLE patients. Groups stratified based on disease duration: Group 1, < 2 years since diagnosis; Group 2, > 10 years since diagnosis. Significant difference in mean FA values between groups (p = 0,014) and a trend in mean MD (p = 0.134) in the forceps minor. Same patterns are seen in the full CC with a significant difference in FA (p = 0.004) and mean MD (p = 0.547) in the CC. CI confidence interval, y years

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