Table 1

Demographic data

Controls

(n = 86)

Patients with SSc

(n = 129)

Patients with dcSSc

(n = 50)

Patients with lcSSc

(n = 79)


Age in years, median (range)

43 (19-64)

53 (21-82)

51 (21-65)

55 (21-82)

Females, percentage

30

85

78

88

Ethnicity

Caucasian

100%

71%

68%

75%

African-American

14%

14%

13%

Other

15%

18%

12%

Disease duration

N/A

0-18 months

19%

36%

9%

19-36 months

10%

12%

9%

> 36 months

71%

52%

82%

MRSS from 0 to 51, median (range)

N/A

6 (2-45)

16 (2-45)

4 (2-25)

BMI in kg/m2, median (range)

N/A

25 (14-48)

25 (18-39)

25 (14-48)


BMI, body mass index; dcSSc, diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis; lcSSc, limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis; MRSS, modified Rodnan skin score; N/A, not applicable; SSc, systemic sclerosis.

Lakota et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R102   doi:10.1186/ar3827

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