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Are nailfold capillary changes indicators of organ involvement in progressive systemic sclerosis?
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PMID:  3338599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nailfold capillary abnormalities in 40 patients suffering from progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma; PSS) were studied by widefield nailfold capillary microscopy. Capillary enlargement and loss were graded using the rating scales of Maricq and Minkin. Capillary changes were correlated with organ involvement and immunological abnormalities. A high correlation was found between the grade of nailfold capillary changes and the clinical severity of PSS. Nailfold capillary microscopy seems to be a useful method to get quick information in order to predict organ involvement in PSS.
K U Schmidt; H Mensing
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologica     Volume:  176     ISSN:  0011-9075     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatologica     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-16     Completed Date:  1988-03-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0211607     Medline TA:  Dermatologica     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universitäts-Hautklinik Hamburg, BRD.
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MeSH Terms
Capillaries / pathology
Middle Aged
Nails / blood supply*
Scleroderma, Systemic / pathology*,  physiopathology

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