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Nailfold Capillaroscopy in Rheumatic Diseases: Which Parameters Should Be Evaluated?
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7320-2306
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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2015 (English)In: BioMed Research International, ISSN 2314-6133, E-ISSN 2314-6141, Vol. 2015, 974530Article in journal (Refereed) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

Video nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC), considered as an extension of the widefield technique, allows a more accurate measuring andstoring of capillary data and a better defining, analyzing, and quantifying of capillary abnormalities. Capillaroscopic study is oftenperformed on the patients suspected of having microcirculation problems such as Raynaud’s phenomenon as the main indicationfor nailfold capillaroscopy. Capillaroscopic findings based on microcirculation studies can provide useful information in the fieldsof pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and monitoring therapy. Nailfold capillaroscopy provides a vital assessment in clinicalpractices and research; for example, its reputation in the early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis is well established and it is also usedas a classification criterion in this regard. This review focuses on the manner of performing video nailfold capillaroscopy and on acommon approach for measuring capillary dimensions in fingers and toes.

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2015. Vol. 2015, 974530
Keyword [en]
Video nailfold capillaroscopy, Rheumatic diseases, Capillary density, Measurement of capillary dimensions
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Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
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Applied Medical Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-172920DOI: 10.1155/2015/974530OAI: diva2:850607

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