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Correlations between angiogenic factors and capillaroscopic patterns in systemic sclerosis

Jérôme Avouac12, Maeva Vallucci2, Vanessa Smith3, Patricia Senet4, Barbara Ruiz2, Alberto Sulli5, Carmen Pizzorni5, Camille Frances4, Gilles Chiocchia2, Maurizio Cutolo5 and Yannick Allanore12*

Author Affiliations

1 Rheumatology A department, Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Cochin Hospital, rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 27, Paris, 75014, France

2 INSERM U1016 and CNRS UMR8104, Cochin Institute, Paris Descartes University, rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 27, Paris, 75014, France

3 Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, 9000 Belgium

4 Department of Dermatology, Paris X University, Tenon Hospital, Rue de la Chine, 4, Paris, 75020, France

5 Research Laboratory and Academic Unit of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, Viale Benedetto XV, 6, Genova, 16132, Italy

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013, 15:R55  doi:10.1186/ar4217

Published: 19 April 2013

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Table S1. Analytic range, and intraassay and interassay coefficients of variation of the quantitative sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for each endothelial marker.

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Table S2. Levels of the different endothelial markers in patients with systemic sclerosis in the discovery cohort: comparison with a population of 20 healthy controls issued from previous publications.

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Figure S1. Representative pictures of the three nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC) patterns, as compared with a normal examination.

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