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The influence of age on nailfold capillary dimensions in childhood.

Herrick, Ariane L. and Moore, Tonia and Hollis, Sally and Jayson, Malcolm I. V. (2000) The influence of age on nailfold capillary dimensions in childhood. Journal of Rheumatology, 27 (3). pp. 797-800. ISSN 0315-162X

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Abstract

Objective. To identify the influence of age on nailfold capillary dimensions in children between 6 and 15 years. Methods. Capillary density (the number of capillaries in a 3 mm length of the distal row) and capillary dimensions were measured in 110 healthy children using the technique of nailfold video microscopy. The age groups studied were as follows: 6 to 7 years (17 children), 8 to 9 years (15 children), 10 to 11 years (34 children), 12 to 13 years (24 children), and 14 to 15 years (20 children). Results. There was a significant trend for the arterial and venous diameters to rise with age. However, this trend was not present for apical or loop diameters, nor for the capillary density. Results did not differ between males and females. Conclusion. In studies incorporating capillary dimensions in children, results should ideally be age adjusted, and dimensions should not be categorized as normal or abnormal without taking the child�s age into account

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Rheumatology
Uncontrolled Keywords: NAILFOLD MICROSCOPY VIDEO CAPILLAROSCOPY CAPILLARY DIMENSIONS CHILDREN
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 19351
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008 15:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:28
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19351

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