Table 1

Patient demographics

Parameter

Vasculopathy patients

Control patients


Number of patients

18 (17 females, 1 male)

24 (21 females, 3 males)

Age (years)

50.5 ± 14.3

46.8 ± 17.8

Disease entities

SLE (4), SSc (6), MCTD (8)

SLE (21), SSc (2), MCTD (1)

Constrictive vasculopathies

PAH (5); all patients had SSca; persistent digital ischemia (16)

None


Data presented as n or mean ± standard deviation. PAH, pulmonary arterial hypertension; MCTD, mixed connective tissue disease; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; SSc, systemic sclerosis. aThree patients also had digital ulcers; of these, one patient had a history of scleroderma renal crisis.

Takahashi et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2010 12:R85   doi:10.1186/ar3012

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