capillary loops


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capillary loops

Minute blood vessels in the papillae of the dermis.
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Further branching of a simple capillary loop results in forming a more complicated capillary bed, consisting of longitudinally oriented branches interconnected by short capillary segments (Fig.
The intensities of immunofluorescence staining in the mesangium, peripheral capillary loops, and peritubular capillaries were reported on a scale ranging from--(negative staining) to 4+ (intense staining), Table 3.
BS] remain essentially unchanged along the capillary loop.
8%) of these individuals showed granular staining of PLA2R along the capillary loops in their glomeruli [Figure 2].
A second biopsy showed a subepidermal split along with dyskeratotic keratinocytes within the epidermis and widely dilated capillary loops.
The glomeruli show a constellation of findings, including a diffuse form with mesangial sclerosis and uniform thickening of capillary loops, nodular lesions recognized as KW lesions, exudative or segmental hyalinosis lesions, and the subcapsular capsular drops.
The microvascular damage that portends subsequent definite scleroderma follows a characteristic chronologic sequence consisting of enlarged capillary loops, followed by capillary loss, and capillary telangiectasias the rheumatologist explained.