Published: 6 February 2019
Author(s): Vera R. Bernardino, Ana Catarina Rodrigues, António Panarra
Section: Letter to the Editor

Vascular pathology is increasingly more recognized as an extra-intestinal manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) [1,2]. Raynaud's phenomenon (RP), a syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of digital artery vasospasm, may be secondary to systemic diseases and is rarely associated with IBD [3,4]. RP occurs in the presence of abnormalities of dermal capillaries, the morphology of which can be examined by nailfold capillaroscopy (NFC), a standardized non-invasive technique [5].

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