Elevated anticardiolipin antibodies in a patient with vibration-white-finger, valvular heart disease and psoriatic arthritis

N J McHugh, D M Elvins, E F Ring

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We describe a case of irreversible severe vibration-white-finger (VWF) occurring in a male who used a compression-hammer daily at work for a 20-year period. Infra-red thermography following either a cold provocation or a vibratory stress was a sensitive objective method of documenting the condition. Persistent elevation of IgG anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) was found in his serum and may be a marker of endothelial damage associated with either VWF or the patient's coincidental valvular heart disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993


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