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Table 1 Patients demographics. Data presented as n (%) unless stated

From: Infrared thermography in children: a reliable tool for differential diagnosis of peripheral microvascular dysfunction and Raynaud’s phenomenon?

  PRP (n = 14) SRP (n = 16) AC (n = 14) Controls (n = 15) p
Mean age at assessment (range) 12.2 (6.1–15.6) 11.9 (3.6–16) 14.2 (6–16.6) 12.4 (8.5–15.8) ns
Gender 10F, 4 M 11F, 5 M 7F, 7 M 12 F, 3 M ns
Underlying diagnosis   
dSSc   10 (62.5)    
lSSc   2 (12.5)    
MCTD   2 (12.5)    
SLE   1 (6.3)    
Overlap (SSc/SLE)   1 (6.3)    
Antibody profile
ANA 2 16 (100) 1 (8.3)   
ACA 6 (37.5)   
Topo-1 7 (43.8)   
U1-RNP 6 (37.5)   
Capillaroscopy
 Scleroderma pattern active 8 (50)   
 Scleroderma pattern late 3 (18.8)   
 Scleroderma pattern early 1 (6.3)   
 Non-specific 7 (50) 4 (25)   
 Acrocyanosis pattern 8 (57.1)   
  1. Legend: PRP Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon, SRP Secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon, AC Acrocyanosis, dSSc Diffuse systemic sclerosis, lSSc Limited systemic sclerosis, MCTD Mixed connective tissue disease, SLE Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Overlap, Overlap syndrome; ns, non-significant, ACA anticentromere antibody, ANA Antinuclear antibody, Topo-1 anti-topoisomerasis-1