Corpus ID: 37748410

[Peri-ungual capillaroscopy. Value in the diagnosis of systemic diseases].

  title={[Peri-ungual capillaroscopy. Value in the diagnosis of systemic diseases].},
  author={Pierre Jouanny and C Schmidt and Luc Feldmann and Jean Louis Schmitt},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  volume={22 27},
  • Pierre Jouanny, C Schmidt, +1 author Jean Louis Schmitt
  • Published in Presse medicale 1993
  • Medicine
  • The diagnostic value of nailfold capillaroscopy was assessed through blind analysis of a continuous series of 354 examinations. Major and minor dystrophies and capillary bed abnormalities are the best criteria, especially in patients presenting with vascular disorders of the upper extremities. A systemic disease (specificity: 82.7 percent; negative predictive value (NPV): 90.2 percent) and specifically a systemic scleroderma (sensitivity: 97.1 percent and NPV: 99.4 percent) is improbable in… CONTINUE READING

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