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Table 2 Mean basal temperature at MCP and DIP joints and DDD in the four groups of subjects

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

  PRP SRP AC Controls p
Mean DIP temperature Right hand 29.96 29.31 25.66 32.52 < 0,001
Mean MCP temperature Right hand 30.51 31.30 28.47 31.93 < 0,001
Mean DIP temperature Left hand 29.77 28.82 25.66 32.22 < 0,001
Mean MCP temperature Left hand 30.45 31.07 28.29 31.26 < 0,001
Mean DDD Right hand (median) 0.56 (0.73) 1.99 (1.83) 2.81 (2.80) −0.59 (−0.90) < 0,001
Mean DDD Left hand (median) 0.68 (0.45) 2.25 (1.99) 2.64 (2.60) −0.96 (− 0.60) < 0,001
  1. Legend: MCP Metacarpal-phalangeal joints, DIP Distal interphalangeal joints, DDD distal-dorsal difference, PRP Primary Raynaud’s phenomenon, SRP Secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon, AC Acrocyanosis