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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Print version ISSN 0365-0596
LIBERATI, Ana Paula Torres; RIBEIRO, Camila Ferrari and SKARE, Thelma. Study about the association between anticardiolipin antibodies and peripheral vascular phenomena in patients suffering from systemic scleroderma. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.3, pp. 403-405. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000300022.
Ischemia is common in systemic scleroderma and it is caused by vasospasm and thrombosis. In the present study we analyzed the association of peripheral vascular events and anticardiolipin (aCl) antibodies in 54 patients suffering from systemic scleroderma. The results showed that 100% of the patients presented Raynaud; 59.2% presented digital micro scars; 43.3%, presented teleangiectasies and 14.8%, presented peripheral thromboembolism. ACl IgG were positive in 9.2% and IgM, in 7.4%. Peripheral tromboembolic phenomena had a positive association with aCl IgG (p=0.03). No other associations were found.
Keywords : Scleroderma, diffuse; Scleroderma, limited; Skin ulcer.