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Videocapillaroscopic findings in the microcirculation of the psoriatic plaque.
Dermatology. 2002; 204(3):236-9.D

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Videocapillaroscopy (VCP) is a method to study the morphology and dynamics of microcirculation, but information about capillaroscopic features of the psoriatic plaque is limited.

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the distribution, morphology and density of capillaries in lesional and perilesional skin of the psoriatic plaque.

METHODS

VCP of a well-delimited plaque of the trunk, arms or legs in 15 consecutive patients with untreated, chronic plaque psoriasis was performed.

RESULTS

In the lesional skin, capillaries were tortuous and dilated, homogeneously appearing as 'bushy'. In the perilesional skin, capillary loops seemed to be on a parallel course with respect to the skin surface, with their apex directed towards the marginal zone. The number of capillary loops per area unit was statistically increased in perilesional compared to lesional skin.

CONCLUSION

According to the morphology, distribution and density of capillary loops, two different angiogenetic patterns were found in lesional and perilesional skin.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rheumatology, University of Ancona, Jesi, Italy. deaross65@libero.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12037454

Citation

De Angelis, Rossella, et al. "Videocapillaroscopic Findings in the Microcirculation of the Psoriatic Plaque." Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 204, no. 3, 2002, pp. 236-9.
De Angelis R, Bugatti L, Del Medico P, et al. Videocapillaroscopic findings in the microcirculation of the psoriatic plaque. Dermatology. 2002;204(3):236-9.
De Angelis, R., Bugatti, L., Del Medico, P., Nicolini, M., & Filosa, G. (2002). Videocapillaroscopic findings in the microcirculation of the psoriatic plaque. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), 204(3), 236-9.
De Angelis R, et al. Videocapillaroscopic Findings in the Microcirculation of the Psoriatic Plaque. Dermatology. 2002;204(3):236-9. PubMed PMID: 12037454.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Videocapillaroscopic findings in the microcirculation of the psoriatic plaque. AU - De Angelis,Rossella, AU - Bugatti,Leonardo, AU - Del Medico,Patrizia, AU - Nicolini,Massimiliano, AU - Filosa,Giorgio, PY - 2002/5/31/pubmed PY - 2002/8/16/medline PY - 2002/5/31/entrez SP - 236 EP - 9 JF - Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dermatology VL - 204 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Videocapillaroscopy (VCP) is a method to study the morphology and dynamics of microcirculation, but information about capillaroscopic features of the psoriatic plaque is limited. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution, morphology and density of capillaries in lesional and perilesional skin of the psoriatic plaque. METHODS: VCP of a well-delimited plaque of the trunk, arms or legs in 15 consecutive patients with untreated, chronic plaque psoriasis was performed. RESULTS: In the lesional skin, capillaries were tortuous and dilated, homogeneously appearing as 'bushy'. In the perilesional skin, capillary loops seemed to be on a parallel course with respect to the skin surface, with their apex directed towards the marginal zone. The number of capillary loops per area unit was statistically increased in perilesional compared to lesional skin. CONCLUSION: According to the morphology, distribution and density of capillary loops, two different angiogenetic patterns were found in lesional and perilesional skin. SN - 1018-8665 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12037454/Videocapillaroscopic_findings_in_the_microcirculation_of_the_psoriatic_plaque_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000057888 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -