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Is hemorraghing capillaries into the cuticles a sign of an auto immune disease?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 30 years experience
Nailfold capillaries: Hemorrhage into the cuticle can happen from a number of causes including trauma. Nailfold capillaries can be increased in number and show a characteristic pattern of hairpins and loops in patients with connective tissue diseases. There is a great picture of loop capillaries in the nailfolds on the website of the american college of rheumatology http://images.Rheumatology.Org/viewphoto.Php?Album.
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