|Demographic and clinical characteristics of the 60 patients with SSc used for collection of serum samples|
|Characteristic||Systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients|
|Age, years, median (range)||56 (24 to 73)|
|Disease duration, years, median (range)a||7 (1 to 17)|
|Digital ulcers||25 (41.7)|
|Nailfold videocapillaroscopy pattern,|
|Skin score, median (range)b||10 (3 to 41)|
|Interstitial lung diseasec||24 (40.0)|
Except where indicated otherwise, values are the number (%) of subjects. aDisease duration was calculated since the first non-Raynaud’s symptom of SSc; bmodified Rodnan skin thickness score; cdetermined by high-resolution computer tomography. ACA, anticentromere antibodies; ANA, antinuclear antibodies; Anti-Scl-70, anti-Scl-70 antibodies; dcSSc, diffuse cutaneous SSc; lcSSc, limited cutaneous SSc.
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Manetti et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R165 doi:10.1186/ar4349