Capillaroscopy abnormalities in relation to disease activity in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus.
Juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (jSLE) has a more severe disease onset and clinical course in comparison with the adult SLE.
Nailfold capillaroscopy abnormalities as predictors of mortality in patients with systemic sclerosis
Peripheral microangiopathy is a hallmark of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and can be early detected by nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC).
The current validated or proposed criteria are not appropriate to make a very early diagnosis of SSc.
Longterm effects of endothelin receptor antagonism on microvascular damage evaluated by nailfold capillaroscopic analysis in systemic sclerosis
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by microvascular injury, fibrosis, and hypoxia of involved tissues. The vasoactive peptide endothelin-1 (ET-1) seems to be implicated in these events.
Nailfold capillaroscopy is a useful method to diagnose autoimmune rheumatic diseases and monitor disease activity.