In order to improve and expand the services, from August 20, at the “Dr Miroslav Zotović” Institute in Slatina we are introducing Capillaroscopy – a new diagnostic method for patients with rheumatic diseases, which will be conducted by Dr Sandra Grubiša-Vujasinović, spec. physiatrist – rheumatologist.

Capillaroscopy is a simple, safe and painless method of displaying the morphological structure of the nail capillary, in people with already established systemic inflammatory rheumatic disease or with a suspicion of it. It has an important role in the early detection of connective tissue systemic diseases because it allows the capillary loop to distinguish between regular capillaries (in healthy subjects) and altered capillaries (in people with microvascular disorders).

The main indications for performing capillary scans are numerous rheumatic diseases:

  • primary and secondary Raynaud syndrome
  • systemic sclerosis
  • systemic erythema lupus
  • dermatomiozitis
  • mixed connective tissue disease
  • different vasculitis.

Institute “Dr Miroslav Zotović” has acquired a sophisticated videocapillaroscopy that can achieve magnification of 100 to 1000 times. The advantage of videocapillaroscopy is the ease of performance, non-invasiveness, the ability to record and save images, and their subsequent processing on special computer programs, which allows comparison of the first and control findings of capillaroscopy, or the evaluation of the progression of changes.