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NAILFOLD PAPILLARY VISIBILITY - How to discriminate scleroderma vs schizophrenia?

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NAILFOLD PAPILLARY VISIBILITY - How to discriminate scleroderma vs schizophrenia?

Post  Martijn (admin) on Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:45 pm



Can you see the little blood vessels in the proximal nailfold in the picture above? 'Nailfold plexus' visibility is primarily used to assess rheumatological disease (such as scleroderma), but it can also signal schizophrenia.

NOTICE: science has described quite a few other parallels between rheumatology diseases & schizophrenia.


A high level of nailfold plexus visibility (NPV) is rare in the general population (occurring in 3-7% of healthy adults) - the rate of high NPV ranges from 20-70% in populations with schizophrenia.

But the variant of 'giant papillaries' is actually very rare (close to 0%) in the general population, while it is a common characteristic (40%) seen in scleroderma!


There is a wide range of hand characteristics which discriminates scleroderma from schizophrenia. One of the typical differences is that sceroderma is featured with various skin conditions + finger conditions - e.g.Raynaud's phenomenon is also quite common (up to 20%).

While schizophrenia typically manifests with a broad range of minor abnormalities various mobility problems - including e.g.: mobility problems combined with uncommon hand lines + various inborn dermatoglyphics.


MORE DETAILS:
- Nailfold Capillaroscopy and Hereditary Disease: Current Applications
- Finger conditions in scleroderma
- Schizophrenia: the language of the hands!


PS. In the Multi-Perspective Palm Reading blog you can find a detailed discussion about how to evaluate the details properly:
http://palmreadingperspectives.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/nailfold-blood-vessels-reveal-a-biological-marker-for-schizophrenia/

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Re: NAILFOLD PAPILLARY VISIBILITY - How to discriminate scleroderma vs schizophrenia?

Post  Martijn (admin) on Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:52 am


Nailfold plexus visibility is listed among the TOP 10 hand signs in schizophrenia, see:
http://www.handresearch.com/diagnostics/schizophrenia-simian-line-palm-reading.htm#top 10



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