The introduction of videocapillaroscopic nailfold tests has enabled us to see microcirculation disorders from a new perspective and this technology no plays an important role in early diagnosis, facilitating assessment of the speed of pathological changes as well as distinction between primary and secondary Raynaud’s. Nailfold capillaroscopy has become an integral part of modern microcirculation disorder diagnostic procedures. It is because capillaroscopic tests involve not only an examination of morphological effects on capillaries, their number, shape and size, but also of the level of capillary refill, vascular flow and the presence of pathological lesions within stroma.
It needs to be stressed that the examination is completely safe, non-invasive and painless, which means that it can be repeated multiple times to monitor the changes. Capillaroscopy is not only a source of valuable information on microcirculation disorders, it also facilitates dynamic assessment of the changes and monitoring of the treatment results.