- RHEUMATOLOGY Journal
- October 2019
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- High frequency ultrasound allows visualization of epidermis, dermis and hypodermis, precise measurement of skin thickness, as well as assessment of skin oedema, fibrosis and atrophy. The aim of this pilot cross-sectional observational study was to assess the performance and multiobserver variability of ultra-high-frequency (UHF) (50 MHz) ultrasound (US) in measuring skin thickness as well as the capacity of UHF-derived skin features to differentiate SSc patients from healthy controls.
- systemic sclerosis; high frequency ultrasound; sonography; dermis; hypodermis; scleroderma; skin; skin ultrasound; skin involvement; modified rodnan skin score