clubbing of the digits

clubbing of the digits

; clubbed nails; Hippocratic nails; acropachy broadened and spatulate digital tips (fingers and toes), with increased nail curvature both from side to side and from anterior to posterior (Lovibond's angle >180°); occurs idiopathically (autosomal-dominant condition); characteristic of chronic diseases of organs subserved by vagus nerve (cranial nerve X), e.g. chronic lung, gut or cardiac disease, and thyrotoxicosis
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The principal features of PDP include clubbing of the digits, periosteal new bone formation, furrows and coarse facial features, and cutis verticis gyrata.
The PDGF brings fibroblast proliferation with increased vascularity and permeability, and consequently results in clubbing of the digits and VEGF has a function in angiogenesis and osteoblastic differentiation.
Keywords: Primary Hypertrophic Osteoarthropathy(PHOA), Clubbing of the digits.
5 This syndrome includes clubbing of the digits periosteal new bone formation coarsening of facial features oiliness and furrowing of the skin of face as well as that of scalp seborrheic hyperplasia and hyperhidrosis of hands and feet.
Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP), also referred to as primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA), is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by clubbing of the digits, thickening of the skin, and periosteal changes in the long bones.
Mild temporal wasting, absence of oral thrush, poor dentition, positive jugular venous distention, bilateral crackles in the lungs, a decrescendo diastolic murmur in the left sternal border, "water hammer" pulses, and clubbing of the digits were found.