Table 1

Patient

Diagnosis

ΔAUC (IVMP–OP) (min·ng/μl)

Neopterin (nmol/l), normal <10

vWFAg (U/dl)/ blood typea

NFC end row capillary/mm, normal = 8–10

NFC avascularity score, normal = 0


1

JDM

+651897

19.5

329/O

4.08

3

2

JDM

-21012

5.3

136/A

10.49

0.5

3

JDM

+352690

10.7

375/A

4.18

2

4

JDM

-268415

6.9

89/B

14.50

1

5

Overlap

+924390

14.6

266/O

6.28

2

6

Scleroderma

-70879

14.3

179/A

5.16

2


AUC, area under the serum oral prednisolone (OP) or intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) concentration versus time curve; vWFAg, von Willebrand factor antigen; NFC, nailfold capillaroscopy; JDM, juvenile dermatomyositis. aNormal values per blood type: A = 48–234; B = 57–241; O = 36–157.

Rouster-Stevens et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7(Suppl 1):P165   doi:10.1186/ar1686