sickle cell dactylitis


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hand-and-foot syn·drome

recurrent painful swelling of the hands and feet occurring in infants and young children with sickle cell anemia.

sickle cell dactylitis

Etymology: AS, sicol + L, cella, storeroom; Gk, daktylos, finger, itis, inflammation
a painful inflammation of one or more fingers caused by an attack of sickle cell anemia.
A ‘crisis’ in sickle cell anaemia caused by sludging of red cells in vessels and characterised by symmetric infarction of the small bones of the hand and foot, periosteal neo-osteogenesis, pain and swelling that may occur as early as the age of 18 months, often resolving spontaneously within 1–4 weeks

sick·le cell dac·ty·li·tis

(sik'ĕl sel dak'ti-lī'tis)
Painful swellings of the hands and feet seen in patients with an attack of sickle cell anemia.
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