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Table 3 Comparison between clinical and serological features of SSc patients with and without joint erosions

From: Erosive Arthropathy in systemic sclerosis

  Erosive arthropathy N = 24 (%) Non erosive arthropathy N = 22 (%) P*
SSc subtype    
   Diffuse SSc 77,5 51,8 0,2
   Limited SSc 22,5 48,2 0,3
Digital ulcers 13 18 0,5
Calcinosis 4 18 0,1
Organ involvement    
   Lung disease 58 50 0,5
   Kidney involvement 4 4 1
   Heart involvement 21 14 0,5
   Gastro-intestinal involvement 32 42 0,9
Associated connectivitis 21 30 0,4
   RA 8 0 0,1
   SLE 4 9 0,6
   Sjögren's Syndrome 0 18 0,08
   Polymyositis 8 5 0,4
Positive rheumatoid factor 33 18 0,2
Positive antinuclear antibodies 46 60 0,9
Anti topoisomerase I antibody 4 5 0,9
  1. Values are %
  2. *Comparison between two groups carried out by chi-square test,
  3. RA: rheumatoid arthritis, SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus