Assessment of microvascular changes in Raynaud's phenomenon and connective tissue disease using colour doppler ultrasound.

@article{Keberle2000AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of microvascular changes in Raynaud's phenomenon and connective tissue disease using colour doppler ultrasound.},
  author={Marc Keberle and H P Tony and Roland Jahns and Michael Hau and R. Haerten and Manfred Jenett},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={
          1206-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We used colour Doppler ultrasound (CDU) to differentiate primary from secondary Raynaud's phenomenon (pRP and sRP, respectively) and to assess digital vascular damage in patients with connective tissue disease (CTD). METHODS Vascularity in the nailbeds of 15 healthy controls and 35 patients with CTD (systemic sclerosis or systemic lupus erythematosus) was quantified using a multi-D array transducer before and after cold and warm challenge, respectively. The results were compared… CONTINUE READING

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