Assessment of treatment effects on digital ulcer and blood perfusion by laser speckle contrast analysis in a patient affected by systemic sclerosis

  • B. Ruaro | barbara.ruaro@yahoo.it Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.
  • S. Paolino Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.
  • C. Pizzorni Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.
  • M. Cutolo Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.
  • A. Sulli Research Laboratory and Academic Division of Clinical Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy.

Abstract

Laser speckle contrast analysis (LASCA) is a good tool to evaluate the variation in peripheral blood perfusion during long-term follow-up and is able to safely monitor digital ulcer evolution in scleroderma patients. It evaluates blood perfusion in different areas within the skin lesions and surrounding them during standard treatment.

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2017-09-21
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Keywords:
Systemic sclerosis, LASCA, blood perfusion.
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Ruaro, B., Paolino, S., Pizzorni, C., Cutolo, M., & Sulli, A. (2017). Assessment of treatment effects on digital ulcer and blood perfusion by laser speckle contrast analysis in a patient affected by systemic sclerosis. Reumatismo, 69(3), 134-136. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2017.986