Table 1 Mean score values (SD) of the six capillaroscopic parameters, evaluated at baseline and at the end of the follow-up (mean follow-up = 72 (23) months). Statistical significance for “end of follow-up” versus “baseline” is also reported
Irregularly enlarged capillariesGiant capillariesHaemorrhagesLoss of capillariesDisorganisation of the vascular arrayCapillary ramifications
Baseline2.1 (0.8)1.8 (0.8)1.2 (0.9)1.2 (0.9)1.0 (1.0)0.8 (0.9)
End of the follow-up2.4 (0.7)1.3 (0.8)0.7 (0.8)1.5 (1.0)1.4 (1.0)1.2 (1.0)
Statistical significancep<0.005p<0.0001p<0.0001p<0.001p<0.0001p<0.0001