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Capillary Microscopy in Eosinophilic Fasciitis
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Capillary microscopy was performed on 19 patients with eosinophilic fasciitis. These patients were compared with 13 individuals with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Capillary patterns were normal in 16 of 19 (84%) eosinophilic fasciitis patients; 3 exhibited either borderline or nonspecific changes, and none showed a definite scleroderma pattern. In contrast, characteristic nailfold capillary changes, consisting of both dilatation and loss of capillaries, were present in 11 of 13 (85%) scleroderma patients; the remaining 2 showed scleroderma-type abnormalities of only 1 finger and were, therefore, classified as borderline. These results suggest that capillary microscopy may help to distinguish these 2 disorders., Peer Reviewed, http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/37763/1/1780260507_ftp.pdf
Authors :
Rozboril, Michael B., Maricq, Hildegard R., Rodnan, Gerald P., Jablonska, Stephania, Bole, Giles G.
Contributors :
Fellow, Arthritis Division, University of Michigan Medical Center ; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland. ; Address reprint requests to Michael B. Rozboril, MD, Box 18, Kresge I, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, Professor of Research Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina ; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland., Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland., Professor of Dermatology, Warsaw Medical School ; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland., Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Arthritis Division and Rackham Arthritis Research Unit, University of Michigan Medical Center. ; University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and Warsaw Medical School, Warsaw, Poland.
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Publisher :  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.     Type :  -     Format :  518676 bytes, 3118 bytes, application/pdf, text/plain    
Date Detail :
2006-04-28, 2006-04-28, 1983/05
Subject :
Life and Medical Sciences, Rheumatology, Geriatrics, Health Sciences
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