capillaroscopy


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cap·il·lar·i·os·co·py

(kap'i-lar'ē-os'kŏ-pē),
Viewing the cutaneous capillaries at the base of the fingernail through the low power of the microscope.

capillaroscopy

(kăp″ĭ-lār-ŏs′kō-pē) [″ + Gr. skopein, to examine]
Examination of capillaries for diagnostic purposes.
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Nail fold capillaroscopy findings in patients with primary fibromyalgia.
Clinical, capillaroscopy, and laboratory examinations were performed on the days of blood sample collection, i.e.
Griffiths, "Nailfold video capillaroscopy in psoriasis," British Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Primary RP patients were diagnosed by a manifestation of RP, negative serologic investigations, normal capillaroscopy, no visceral pathology.
Nailfold capillaroscopy and chest X-ray examination were normal.
They all underwent capillaroscopy evaluation with a result showing almost half of the patients being in late stage of the disease.
On examination, one should look for other features of a CTD, such as abnormal capillaroscopy, puffy hands and interstitial lung disease.
Microvascular abnormalities in capillaroscopy correlate with higher serum IL-18 and sE-selectin levels in patients with type 1 diabetes complicated by microangiopathy.
These include thermal imaging using an infra-red camera to show skin temperature, and capillaroscopy - a microscopic examination of the tiny blood vessels by the nails.
These might include antinuclear antibodies, antidsDNA, -Sm, -RNP, -centromere, -Ro/SSA, -La/SSB, -Jo-1, -Scl-70, and -PM1 antibodies, rheumatoid factors, anti-CCP antibodies, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and nail fold capillaroscopy.