The role of nailfold capillaroscopy in interstitial lung diseases - can it differentiate idiopathic cases from collagen tissue disease associated interstitial lung diseases?


Karadogan D. , Balkarli A., Onal O., Altinisik G., Cobankara V.

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.63, no.1, pp.22-30, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/tt.8673
  • Title of Journal : TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-30

Abstract

Introduction: Nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC) is a non-invasive diagnostic test that is mostly used for early diagnosis of collagen tissue diseases (CTDs). We aimed to evaluate whether NFC findings could be a clue for discriminating idiopathic interstitial lung diseases (ILD) from CTD associated ILDs (CTD-ILD). Additionally it was aimed to determine whether NFC could be helpful in discriminating usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern from non-specific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) pattern.