Table 3

Morphological characteristics: group comparisons

GroupTortuosity % of total capillary count (range)Abnormal capillaries (% of patients)Significant avascularity (% of patients)Definite disarrangement (% of patients)
HA, healthy adults; HC, healthy children; JIA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; CTD, connective tissue diseases; RS, primary Raynaud’s syndrome; VAS, primary vasculitis.
HA27 (0–71)000
HC29 (5–49)600
JIA16 (0–51)0013
SLE19 (0–27)0013
CTD34 (0/86)615678
RS27 (9–57)000
VAS60 (40–80)000