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Sander, O.; Dechant, C.; Sunderkötter, C.; Klein-Weigel, P. (2017): Kapillarmikroskopie. In: Aktuelle Rheumatologie, Vol. 42, No. 5: pp. 391-398
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Nailfold capillary microscopy is an imaging procedure of great diagnostic value in the differential diagnosis of microvascular skin pathologies. It enables the detection of specific changes in systemic diseases, especially connective tissue diseases, and is essential forthe differentiation between primary and secondary Raynaud's phenomenon. This interdisciplinary review provides a current overview of the most important applications of nailfold capillary microscopy as well as the chances and limitations of this procedure. Also it gives an outlook on the expected future development.