Cutaneous clues suggestive of thrombosis in SLE patients include atrophie blanche, pseudo-Degos lesions, livedo racemosa, acral nonpalpable purpura or reticulate erythema, cutaneous necrosis, splinter hemorrhage, thrombophlebitis, and nailfold
Raynaud's phenomenon, abnormal nailfold
capillaries, and sclerodactyly also will be absent in pansclerotic morphea.
Purpose: The aim of the study was the assessment of the influence of MLS laser therapy on morphological changes in nailfold
videocapillaroscopy (NVC), clinical features, and the serum NO level in patients with primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (RP).
Tenders are invited for Dermatoscope For Nailfold
0 Pulmonary arterial 1 10 hypertension Pulmonary fibrosis 2 20 Arthritis 4 40 Gastrointestinal involvement 6 60 New digital ulcers -- -- Combined treatment 5 50 Nailfold
capillaroscopy findings Early 1 10 Not significant Active 4 40 Late 5 50 Type of digital ulcers Single 3 30 Multiple 6 60 Ischemic gangrene 1 10 Laboratory findings Anti-centromere 5 50 Anti-topoisomerase-1 2 20 Anti-U1-ribonucleoprotein -- -- Anti-nuclear antibody 10 100 Type of SSc Diffuse cutaneous SSc (n=20) Clinical characteristics n % Mean [+ or -] SD p Disease duration (year) 7.
capillaroscopy and chest X-ray examination were normal.
Scleroderma pattern of nailfold
capillary changes as predictive value for the development of a connective tissue disease: a follow-up study of 3,029 patients with primary Raynaud's phenomenon.
Morphea can be easily differentiated from systemic sclerosis by the absence of Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly, nailfold
capillary changes and other organ system involvement.
Blood-cell velocity in the nailfold
capillaries of patients with normal-tension or high-tension glaucoma.
Organ system definitions are as follows: (1) vascular (presence of Raynaud phenomenon, digital pitting scars, ulcers and gangrene, or abnormal nailfold
capillaries); (2) cutaneous (dermatomyositis-specific or associated rashes, or sclerodactyly); (3) joint, based on objective joint swelling and tenderness; (4) muscle (objective proximal muscle weakness on manual muscle testing plus any one of the following: elevated serum creatine kinase, myopathic electromyogram, or histopathologic myositis on muscle biopsy); (5) gastrointestinal (proximal or distal esophageal dysmotility or small/large-bowel involvement of systemic sclerosis); and (6) pulmonary (fibrosis on chest radiograph or high-resolution computed tomography).
capillaroscopic changes may be predictive of the development of digital ischemia.
Dancour M, Vaz J, Bottino D, Bouskela E Nailfold
videocapillaroscopy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.