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The usefulness of capillaroscopy for assessment of microcirculation disturbances during treatment

Ewa Wielosz
DOI: 10.5603/FR.2019.0009
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Forum Reumatologiczne 2019;5(2):65-69.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2019)
Prace poglądowe
Published online: 2019-06-26

Abstract

Capillaroscopy is a non-invasive method enabling the assessment of microcirculation in patients with Raynaud`s phenomenon. The examination has been used for early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis and diseases from the scleroderma spectrum and for assessment of systemic sclerosis activity as well as for monitoring and evaluation of the efficacy of therapy. Vasodilators applied in the treatment of vascular disorders during systemic sclerosis were demonstrated to significantly improve the capillaroscopy images, expressed as an increased number of capillaries and reduced disorganisation of vascular drawings.

Forum Reumatol. 2019, tom 5, nr 2: 65–69

Abstract

Capillaroscopy is a non-invasive method enabling the assessment of microcirculation in patients with Raynaud`s phenomenon. The examination has been used for early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis and diseases from the scleroderma spectrum and for assessment of systemic sclerosis activity as well as for monitoring and evaluation of the efficacy of therapy. Vasodilators applied in the treatment of vascular disorders during systemic sclerosis were demonstrated to significantly improve the capillaroscopy images, expressed as an increased number of capillaries and reduced disorganisation of vascular drawings.

Forum Reumatol. 2019, tom 5, nr 2: 65–69

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Keywords

systemic sclerosis; capillaroscopy; vasodilators

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Title

The usefulness of capillaroscopy for assessment of microcirculation disturbances during treatment

Journal

Forum Reumatologiczne

Issue

Vol 5, No 2 (2019)

Pages

65-69

Published online

2019-06-26

DOI

10.5603/FR.2019.0009

Bibliographic record

Forum Reumatologiczne 2019;5(2):65-69.

Keywords

systemic sclerosis
capillaroscopy
vasodilators

Authors

Ewa Wielosz

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