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Table 1 Characteristics of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients

From: Erosive Arthropathy in systemic sclerosis

Characteristics of patients SSc patients
Sex: female/male 41/5
Mean age (years) 41 ± 14,2
Mean duration of disease (years) 10,5 ± 6,5
SSc subtype  
   Diffuse systemic sclerosis 30 (65%)
   Limited systemic sclerosis 16 (35%)
Peripheral vascular (inactive Digital ulcers) 7 (15%)
Organ involvement  
   Lung involvment 25 (57%)
   Gastro-intestinal involvement 17 (37%)
   Heart involvement 8 (17%)
   Kidney involvement 2(4,3%)
Positive rheumatoid factor 12(31%)
Positive antinuclear antibodies 24 (62%)
Antitopoisomerase I 15 (33%)
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD and n(%)
  2. SSc: systemic sclerosis