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High-frequency sonography in the evaluation of nail psoriasis.
Med Ultrason. 2016 Sep; 18(3):312-7.MU

Abstract

AIM

To evaluate the morphostructural aspects and nail vascularity in the nail unit of patients with psoriasis, and to evaluate whether there are differences among psoriatic patients with and without nail involvement.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Nail plates and nail bed changes, nail fold vessel resistance index (NVRI), power and color Doppler blood flow appearances were investigated in 23 patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, with and without nail involvement, and compared to those of 11 healthy participants.

RESULTS

Ventral nail plate deposits were present only in psoriasis patients. Irregular or totally fused nail plates and increased nail plate thickness was frequently observed in psoriasis patients compared to controls. NVRI was increased in psoriatic patients' nails compared to controls (0.62 vs. 0.57, p<0.0001). In the psoriasis patient group there was significant statistical difference in NVRI in patients with nail involvement compared to those without (0.66 vs. 0.55, p<0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS

High-frequency gray scale sonography provides valuable information regarding morphostructural changes in nail unit structure in patients with psoriasis. Power Doppler imaging enables blood flow assessment in psoriasis nail induced changes.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Histology Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.Radiology Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. carolina.solomon@umfcluj.ro.Medical Informatics and Biostatistics Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.Medical-Surgical Center InterServisan, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.Histology Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.Dermatology Department, "Iuliu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy,Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Observational Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27622407

Citation

Marina, Mihaela Elena, et al. "High-frequency Sonography in the Evaluation of Nail Psoriasis." Medical Ultrasonography, vol. 18, no. 3, 2016, pp. 312-7.
Marina ME, Solomon C, Bolboaca SD, et al. High-frequency sonography in the evaluation of nail psoriasis. Med Ultrason. 2016;18(3):312-7.
Marina, M. E., Solomon, C., Bolboaca, S. D., Bocsa, C., Mihu, C. M., & Tătaru, A. D. (2016). High-frequency sonography in the evaluation of nail psoriasis. Medical Ultrasonography, 18(3), 312-7. https://doi.org/10.11152/mu.2013.2066.183.hgh
Marina ME, et al. High-frequency Sonography in the Evaluation of Nail Psoriasis. Med Ultrason. 2016;18(3):312-7. PubMed PMID: 27622407.
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TY - JOUR T1 - High-frequency sonography in the evaluation of nail psoriasis. AU - Marina,Mihaela Elena, AU - Solomon,Carolina, AU - Bolboaca,Sorana-Daniela, AU - Bocsa,Corina, AU - Mihu,Carmen Mihaela, AU - Tătaru,Alexandru Dumitru, PY - 2016/9/14/entrez PY - 2016/9/14/pubmed PY - 2017/7/20/medline SP - 312 EP - 7 JF - Medical ultrasonography JO - Med Ultrason VL - 18 IS - 3 N2 - AIM: To evaluate the morphostructural aspects and nail vascularity in the nail unit of patients with psoriasis, and to evaluate whether there are differences among psoriatic patients with and without nail involvement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nail plates and nail bed changes, nail fold vessel resistance index (NVRI), power and color Doppler blood flow appearances were investigated in 23 patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, with and without nail involvement, and compared to those of 11 healthy participants. RESULTS: Ventral nail plate deposits were present only in psoriasis patients. Irregular or totally fused nail plates and increased nail plate thickness was frequently observed in psoriasis patients compared to controls. NVRI was increased in psoriatic patients' nails compared to controls (0.62 vs. 0.57, p<0.0001). In the psoriasis patient group there was significant statistical difference in NVRI in patients with nail involvement compared to those without (0.66 vs. 0.55, p<0.0001). CONCLUSIONS: High-frequency gray scale sonography provides valuable information regarding morphostructural changes in nail unit structure in patients with psoriasis. Power Doppler imaging enables blood flow assessment in psoriasis nail induced changes. SN - 2066-8643 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27622407/High_frequency_sonography_in_the_evaluation_of_nail_psoriasis_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.11152/mu.2013.2066.183.hgh DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -