My first nhs appointment at guys on the 11th December. I am now due to go back on the 4th January. So grateful for the short waiting time, I initially thought I was going to have to wait 6 months. The letter makes a reference to the above, and I am not sure on the purpose. If anyone can share their experience or knowledge please. Thank you x
Video Capillaroscopy! what is this? has anyone h... - LUPUS UK
Am sure someone with more experience will reply, but here’s my fav UK reference on this:
This method is v useful in diagnosing raynauds, systemic scleroderma etc...here is an excerpt from the above ref:
“Videocapillaroscopy is a noninvasive, quick, and easy examination method to indicate if there is clinical suspicion of microangiopathy. It provides the rheumatologist indispensable information on the microcirculation state.”
It’s gotta be good your medic is being proactive and has ordered this for you...
Hope that helps a bit
I’ve had it done, and it’s the simplest test of all. A little oil on your nail, then your finger goes under a microscope the consultant can look at and picture or video the results. He let me see my squirly whirly vessels which were abnormal. I have Secondary Raynaud’s and ANA+ and PM Slo + also. So the systemic sclerosis is there, but lupus overlaps.
I understand this neat bit of kit may be available in GP surgeries in due course. They want to get as much info as poss to tie in capillary changes and, say, heart or lung difficulties.