Table 8

Comparison of demographic, clinical, and serological data for the present series with similar data from other European series

Present series Vayssairat, et al,21Clin Rheumatol, 1992 Jacobsen, et al,22 Br J Rheumatol, 1998 Nagy and Czirjak,23Clin Rheumatol, 1997
Number of patients290164230171
Women (%)84868287
Limited/diffuse SSc1.5102.83.75
Mean age at onset533844
Raynaud's phenomenon (%)921009695.3
Digital pitting (%)6271
Telangiectasia (%)67757364.3
Calcinosis (%)26604211.1
Joint involvement (%)665318
Scleroderma renal crisis (%)01.2