nailfold capillary microscopy

nailfold capillary microscopy

Widefield capillary microscopy A technique used to evaluate finger nailfold capillaries, using a wide-angle stereomicroscope or ophthalmoscope; enlargement, ↑ tortuosity, or ↓ number of capillaries occur in connective tissue diseases–eg, Raynaud's phenomenon, scleroderma–to evaluate extent of visceral involvement, MCTD, dermatomyositis, SLE
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Nailfold capillary microscopy in connective tissue disease: a quantitative morphological analysis.
Nailfold Capillary Microscopy in Healthy Children and In Childhood Rheumatic Diseases.
Nailfold capillary microscopy in the connective tissue diseases: a semiquatitative assessment.