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Table 1 Comparison of the clinical features of SSc patients, with and without GI manifestations

From: Detecting gastrointestinal manifestations in patients with systemic sclerosis using anti-gAChR antibodies

 SSc with GI manifestations (n = 19)SSc without GI manifestations (n = 31)p value
Age (years)62.1 ± 8.062.3 ± 10.70.934
Age at onset (years)54.9 ± 11.555.3 ± 12.90.913
Disease duration (years)7.2 ± 7.57.0 ± 8.80.602
Sex, female (%)18 (94.7)26 (83.9)0.834
Diffuse SSc (%)9 (47.4)8 (25.8)0.394
Raynaud’s phenomenon (%)19 (100.0)31 (100.0)1.000
Digital ulcers (%)6 (31.6)3 (9.7)0.149
Renal crisis (%)2 (10.5)0 (0.0)0.158
Interstitial pneumonitis (%)8 (42.1)12 (38.7)1.000
Pulmonary hypertension (%)2 (10.5)1 (3.2)0.555
  1. Abbreviations: GI gastrointestinal manifestations, SSc systemic sclerosis