Nailfold Capillary Abnormalities in Patients with Connective Tissue Diseases

  • Hildegard R. Maricq


Pathological changes in the microvasculature are found in many patients with connective tissue diseases and can often be observed in vivo by capillary microscopy. The nailfold capillary bed has been the main site for such observations, although this technique can also be applied to other areas.


Connective Tissue Disease Capillary Blood Flow Scleroderma Patient Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease Avascular Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hildegard R. Maricq
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  1. 1.Department of MedicineMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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