Digital thermal hyperaemia impairment does not relate to skin fibrosis or macrovascular disease in systemic sclerosis.

@article{SalvatMlis2006DigitalTH,
  title={Digital thermal hyperaemia impairment does not relate to skin fibrosis or macrovascular disease in systemic sclerosis.},
  author={Muriel Salvat-M{\'e}lis and Patrick Henri Carpentier and Christopher T Minson and Aude Boignard and Gregg R. McCord and Alberto Paris and Alexandre Moreau-Gaudry and J L Cracowski},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={1490-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Thermal hyperaemia is impaired in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). The objective of these studies was to determine whether this was consecutive to skin fibrosis, microangiopathy or macroangiopathy. METHODS Using laser Doppler flowmetry, we first compared the thermal hyperaemia on the third left finger pad and on the left forearm in 21 patients with non-diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc), in comparison with primary Raynaud's phenomenon and healthy volunteers. Second, we tested… CONTINUE READING