Measurement of Microcirculation

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Microcirculation plays an important role in the total vascular system. However up to a few years ago the microcirculation was understood only with respect to angiology. This was mainly due to the fact that good investigative instruments were lacking. In the past decades several noninvasive instruments have become available for this purpose. In recent years more interest has been given to the relationship between venous diseases, microcirculation and venous leg ulcers. With more knowledge about the microcirculation, the need for investigational tools for daily practice will grow. Here, I will mainly focus on noninvasive techniques for measuring the skin microcirculation. Special attention will be given to the connection between the skin microcirculation, venous diseases and wound healing.


Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Chronic Venous Insufficiency Transcutaneous Oxygen Chronic Venous Insufficiency Nailfold Capillaroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Hospital MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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