Juvenile dermatomyositis: Nailfold capillaroscopy changes, baseline predictors and disease course over 36 months

Stéphanie Christen-Zaech*, R. Seshadri, J. Sundberg, Amy Paller, Lauren M Pachman

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Abstract

The Authors underline the importance of nailfold capillaroscopy to establish prognosis and treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis. A loss of capillary end row loop is related with the severity and persistence of skin lesions, but not with muscle involvement. An early and aggressive treatment in presence of severe capillaroscopy changes favors the unicyclic course of the disease and the lack of recurrences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Capillaroscopy changes
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Unicyclic course

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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