Characteristics of SSc patients (n=8)  
Sex; female/male ratio 2/1
Age; median age [age range] (years) 60.7[38-72]
Limited/diffuse ratio 1.75/1
Average duration of disease (years) 6.5
Average Rodnan Skin Score 12.5
ANA (% positive) 92%
Anti-Scl 70 (% positive) 55.6%
Anticentromere antibody (% positive) 29.5%
Internal organ involvement; % of lung and/or GI tract and/or heart involvement 65.7%
Table 1: Characteristics of SSc patients.