Janeway lesion


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Jane·way le·sion

(jān'wā),
one of the stigmata of infectious endocarditis: irregular, erythematous, flat, painless macules on the palms, soles, thenar and hypothenar eminences of the hands, tips of the fingers, and plantar surfaces of the toes; rarely a diffuse rash. In acute endocarditis the lesions may be hemorrhagic or purple.

Janeway lesion

[jān′wā]
Etymology: Edward G. Janeway, American physician, 1841-1911; L, laedere, to injure
a small, painless erythematous or hemorrhagic macule on the palms or soles. It is diagnostic of subacute bacterial endocarditis.

Jane·way le·sion

(jān'wā lē'zhŭn)
One of the stigmata of infectious endocarditis: irregular, erythematous, flat, painless macules on the palms, soles, thenar, and hypothenar eminences of the hands, tips of the fingers, and plantar surfaces of the toes.

Janeway,

Edward G., U.S. physician, 1841-1911.
Janeway lesion - a small erythematous or hemorrhagic lesion seen in some cases of bacterial endocarditis.