Capilaroscopia en esclerosis sistémica: Una revisión narrativa de la literatura

Lina María Colmenares Roldán, Carlos Jaime Velásquez Franco, Miguel Antonio Mesa Navas

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Nailfold capillaroscopy is relatively little known tool outside the areas of rheumatology and dermatology. It is used to observe the shape, number and organisation of the capillaries in the nail bed. It has not been widely used in the past, partly as it required specialised training and equipment, as well as the poor standardisation of this diagnostic method. However, in recent years, thanks to renewed interest and research effort of the academic community, these problems have been able to be overcome, turning capillaroscopy into real resource for the study of microcirculation, being especially useful in differentiating primary from secondary Raynaud's phenomenon. These benefits have enabled capillaroscopy to gain importance in the rheumatology field, specifically in the early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis, a disease with significant microcirculation involvement, where the change in capillaroscopy pattern also helps to predict the onset of complications, such as digital ulcers and organ compromise.

Título traducido de la contribuciónCapillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis: A narrative literature review
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)250-258
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónRevista Colombiana de Reumatologia
EstadoPublicada - 1 oct. 2016

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© 2016 Asociacion Colombiana de Reumatología. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

Palabras clave

  • Dermoscopy
  • Microscopic angioscopy
  • Scleroderma

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  • Artículos de investigación con calidad Q4


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