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Title: Evaluation of nail fold capillaroscopy findings in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis
Authors: Monoe, Kyoko
Takahashi, Atsushi
Abe, Kazumichi
Kanno, Yukiko
Watanabe, Hiroshi
Ohira, Hiromasa
Affiliation: 消化器・リウマチ膠原病内科学講座
Source title: Hepatology research
Volume: 44
Issue: 10
Start page: E129
End page: E136
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Abstract: AIM: Some patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) experience Raynaud's phenomenon. The objective of this study was to clarify the relationships between nail fold capillaroscopy findings and clinical presentations of PBC. METHODS: A total of 70 patients with PBC and 57 patients with non-PBC liver diseases, including 44 patients with chronic viral hepatic disease, eight with autoimmune hepatitis and five with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, were included in this study. Nail fold capillaroscopy findings were classified as normal or abnormal and were further graded as mild, moderate or severe, and the relationships between frequency of abnormal blood vessel and their clinical presentations were examined. RESULTS: The frequency of abnormal nail fold capillaroscopy findings was significantly higher in PBC patients (54.3%) than in patients with non-PBC liver disease (13.8%) (P < 0.01). These abnormal findings observed in PBC patients were graded as mild in 15 patients, moderate in 18 patients and severe in five patients. Significantly more PBC patients with abnormal capillaroscopy findings (19/38, 50%) were positive for anticentromere antibody than were those with normal capillaroscopy findings (3/32, 9.4%) (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: PBC patients had significantly higher frequency of abnormal nail fold capillaroscopy findings than did patients with non-PBC liver disease.
Publisher: Wiley
language: eng
URI: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/handle/123456789/470
Full text URL: http://ir.fmu.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/123456789/470/1/HepatolRes_44_pE129.pdf
ISSN: 1386-6346
DOI: 10.1111/hepr.12255
PubMed ID: 24119054
Other version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hepr.12255
Rights: © 2013 The Japan Society of Hepatology. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Hepatol Res. 2014 Oct;44(10):E129-36., which has been published in final form at dx.doi.org/10.1111/hepr.12255. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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