rheumatology
Scleroderma

Simple diagnostic test for scleroderma also useful for prognosis

Nailfold capillaroscopy, currently used to diagnosis scleroderma, dermatomyositis and antisynthetase myositis, appears to have some prognostic value as well. According to a study of 152 patients from the South Australian Scleroderma Register between 1991 and 2015, nailfold capillary drop out was significantly associated with increased mortality. Professor Peter Roberts-Thomson, from the immunology department at Flinders ...

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