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Arthritis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 957480, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/957480
Research Article

Capillaroscopy in Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Useful Tool for Differential Diagnosis

1Centre for the Study and Treatment of Psoriasis, Department of Clinical Dermatology, San Gallicano Dermatological Institute (IRCCS), Rome, Italy
2Rheumatology, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
3San Gallicano Dermatological Institute, Rome, Italy

Received 27 June 2013; Accepted 17 November 2013

Academic Editor: Burkhard Leeb

Copyright © 2013 Dario Graceffa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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