Opublikowany: 30/01/2020

The usefulness of capillaroscopy for assessment of microcirculation disturbances during treatment


Capillaroscopy is a non-invasive method enabling the assessment of microcirculation in patients with Raynaud`s phenomenon. The examination has been used for early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis and diseases from the scleroderma spectrum and for assessment of systemic sclerosis activity as well as for monitoring and evaluation of the efficacy of therapy. Vasodilators applied in the treatment of vascular disorders during systemic sclerosis were demonstrated to significantly improve the capillaroscopy images, expressed as an increased number of capillaries and reduced disorganisation of vascular drawings.