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Vol. 186, No. 1, 1993
Issue release date: 1993
Dermatology 1993;186:6–11
(DOI:10.1159/000247295)
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Clinical Investigation of Skin Microcirculation

Bongard O. · Bounameaux H.
Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract

Skin microcirculation is rather complex. The skin viability depends upon the nutritional circulation, which cannot be assessed by conventional macrocirculatory methods that evaluate total blood supply. The indisputable advantage of the microcirculatory methods is to provide information directly in diseased skin areas and assess the effectiveness of vasoactive drugs where they are supposed to act. Several techniques are available today to evaluate the skin microcirculation. Among them, capillaroscopy and transcutaneous measurement of the partial oxygen pressure are of special interest because they provide information which is directly useful in clinical practice. Other techniques remain experimental. In this paper, the main microcirculatory techniques are reviewed and their clinical implications discussed.

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Dr. O. Bongard, Unit of Angiology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)


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Received: April 20, 1992
Accepted: May 15, 1992
Published online: October 08, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 6


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Dermatology

Vol. 186, No. 1, Year 1993 (Cover Date: 1993)

Journal Editor: Saurat J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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