Handheld dermatoscopy as an easy-to-use capillaroscopic instrument in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study


Elmas O. F. , Okcu M., Demirbas A. , Akdeniz N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.6, pp.1540-1545, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-2006-6
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1540-1545
  • Keywords: Dermatoscopy, handheld dermatoscopy, nailfold dermatoscopy, nailfold capillaroscopy, rheumatoid arthritis, EARLY PSORIATIC-ARTHRITIS, SYSTEMIC-SCLEROSIS, NAILFOLD VIDEOCAPILLAROSCOPY, RHEUMATOLOGY/EUROPEAN LEAGUE, CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA, AMERICAN-COLLEGE, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, DERMOSCOPY, ABNORMALITIES, VASCULITIS

Abstract

Background/aim: Nailfold video capillaroscopy is considered as a reliable method for evaluating peripheral microangiopathy in rheumatologic diseases. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the utility of handheld dermatoscopy as an easy-to-use nailfold capillaroscopic instrument in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.