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ainhum

 [ān´hum, i´num, or [Portuguese] īn-yoom´]
a condition of unknown origin, seen chiefly in dark-skinned people, consisting of a linear constriction that causes spontaneous amputation of the fourth or fifth toe.

ai·nhum

(ī'nŭm), [MIM*103400]
An acquired, slowly progressive painful fibrous constriction that develops in the digitoplantar fold, usually of the little toe, gradually resulting in spontaneous amputation of the toe; most commonly affects black males in the tropics.
[fr. Af. (Lagos), to saw]

ainhum

/ain·hum/ (ān´hum) (i´num) [Port.] a disease in which formation of a linear constriction around a digit, particularly the fifth toe, leads to spontaneous amputation of the distal part of the digit.

ainhum

a condition of unknown origin, seen chiefly in dark-skinned individuals, consisting of a linear constriction that causes spontaneous amputation of the fourth or fifth toe.See autoamputation.
A possibly autosomal dominant condition affecting young black men of Africa and Central America, in whom broad fibrous bands cause annular digito-plantar constriction, especially of the 5th toe, causing autoamputation

ain·hum

(ī-nyum')
An acquired, slowly progressive, painful fibrous constriction that develops in the digitoplantar fold, usually of the little toe, gradually resulting in spontaneous amputation of the toe; most ciiommonly affects black males in the tropics.
[fr. Af. (Lagos), to saw]

ainhum

Fissuring in the fold between the toes or fingers followed by the development of a constricting band around the base of the digit, usually the little toe, which eventually leads to spontaneous amputation. The condition is fairly common in Africa.

ainhum

; spontaneous dactylolysis a painful, constrictive, circumferential, fibrous band at the base of the fifth toe, with progressive ischaemia of the toe and eventual autoamputation of the digit