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3 Possible Causes for Nailfold Capillary Tortuosity

  • Childhood Dermatomyositis

    Nailfold changes are characterized by proximal nailfold erythema, capillary dilatation, tortuosity, or dropout.[clinicalgate.com] Raynaud’s phenomenon ( Figure 27-2 ) and associated nailfold capillary changes are seen in up to 80% of patients.[clinicalgate.com]

  • Singleton Merten Syndrome

    Over time, clinical features of small-vessel damage developed in all the patients, including nailfold capillary tortuosity and capillary-loop loss (in three patients) (Fig[nejm.org]

  • Nakajo Syndrome

    Over time, clinical features of small-vessel damage developed in all the patients, including nailfold capillary tortuosity and capillary-loop loss (in three patients) (Fig[nejm.org]

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