Nail fold capillaroscopy
findings in patients with primary fibromyalgia.
, 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.
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
showed aspecific alterations of the small vessel.