Photomicrographic Study on the Capillary Nail Beds of Muscular Dystrophy Patients.

Abstract

Examination of the capillary nail beds in the right fourth finger was carried out on a group of patients suffering from muscular dystrophy. Direct visual examination and photographic recording of the pattern seen have led the authors to the conclusion that there are no significant differences between the capillary nail beds of patients suffering from muscular dystrophy and those seen in a large control series of young adults examined some years ago. Full-width studies were made of each nail bed, without any inconsistent or exotic types of capillary formations being found in the patients concerned. It is concluded that no relation is discernible between capillary pattern and muscular dystrophy in humans.

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@article{Dudley1964PhotomicrographicSO, title={Photomicrographic Study on the Capillary Nail Beds of Muscular Dystrophy Patients.}, author={Mike Dudley and Willietta Gibson}, journal={Canadian Medical Association journal}, year={1964}, volume={90}, pages={1226-7} }