I have no idea!
What you mentioned about
the nuclear pattern being associated with sclerderma is what I've always seen. And speckled or peripheral (rim) pattern is connected with SLE.
I don't know how concrete these associations are, or if they overlap in some way. I wouldn't be too surprised if they aren't fairly fluid.
Let us know what you find out!
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