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Related to splinter hemorrhage: endocarditis, leukonychia, bacterial endocarditis, Osler nodes, malar flush, collapsing pulse
linear bleeding under a fingernail or toenail, resembling a splinter. It is seen after trauma and in bacterial endocarditis. Also spelled splinter haemorrhage.
splinter hemorrhageA small linear subungual hemorrhage which is red when fresh and brown when aged, located at the distal1⁄3 of the nailbed, classically associated with mitral stenosis
A small linear hemorrhage under the fingernails or toenails. It may be due to subacute bacterial endocarditis.
See also: hemorrhage