Association of Dermoscopic Profiles of Telangiectases with Nailfold Videocapillaroscopic Patterns in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis
The etiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) remains elusive, but microangiopathy is considered to be significantly associated with disease pathophysiology.
Nailfold capillaroscopy of fingers is an important tool for diagnosis and monitoring of collagen-vascular diseases. However, little is known about capillaroscopy of toes.
Nailfold capillaroscopy in systemic sclerosis: Data from the EULAR scleroderma trials and research (EUSTAR) database
These data indicate the importance of capillaroscopy in SSc management and that capillaroscopic patterns are directly related to the extent of organ involvement.
Nailfold capillaroscopy has been extensively applied in a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions, but very few data have been published in healthy individuals.
In addition to well-characterised predictive factors, PuFi is an important sign raising suspicion for underlying very early SSc in patients with RP. The relevance of PuFi in ANA- RP patients should be clarified.