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A Journal on Heart and Vascular Diseases
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 0,752
Minerva Cardioangiologica 2000 November;48(11):387-92
language: English, Italian
Digital necrosis in a woman over eight
Melon F., Ponte E.
Chronic vascular disorders of the upper limbs are not frequently encountered in women; in addition, advanced age of onset tends to suggest the presence of common diseases such as arteriosclerosis or microembolization. Nonetheless, diagnosis is not always straightforward and in some cases both-laboratory and instrumental findings can do no more than arouse a diagnostic suspicion. We present a case of acrolocalized disorder, which proved difficult to diagnose and which we believe may be attributed to a slowly progressing form of scleroderma of the extremities which, in our case, determined positivity of anticentromere autoantibodies.