pseudoainhum

pseudoainhum

 [soo″do-īn´yoom]
ringlike constrictions around the digits, limbs, or trunk; it occurs both congenitally and in in associatoin with a wide variety of hereditary and nonhereditary disorders. The most severe cases of congenital pseudoainhum result in autoamputationin utero.

pseudoainhum

/pseu·do·ain·hum/ (-īn´yoom) annular constrictions around the digits, limbs, or trunk, occurring congenitally (sometimes causing intrauterine autoamputation) and also associated with a wide variety of disorders.

pseudoainhum

[so̅o̅′do·īn′yoom]
ringlike constrictions around the digits, limbs, or trunk, occurring both congenitally and in association with a wide variety of hereditary and nonhereditary disorders. The most severe cases of congenital pseudoainhum result in autoamputation in utero.

pseudoainhum

formation of a tight band of fibrous tissue at the base of a toe (e.g. fifth toe) with progressive digital ischaemia and eventual digital autoamputation; associated with Vohwinkel's keratoderma
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Ainhum is an idiopathic disease involving the fifth toe of Black people mainly in tropical zones, whereas pseudoainhum is a rare congenital or acquired disorder clinically characterised by progressive development of a fibrotic band on a finger or toe until spontaneous autoamputation occurs.
Pseudoainhum of all types is very rare throughout the world.
1] Pseudoainhum can be treated with topical pimecrolimus, systemic retinoids like acitretin, and surgeries like excision of the constricting band and Z-plasty.
13] So far pseudoainhum has not been reported in patients with PRP.
Pseudoainhum is a rare clinical entity of varied causes including genetic, acquired, vascular, trauma, etc.
Papillon-Lefevre syndrome associated with pseudoainhum.