Osler's nodes

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Osler's nodes

[ōs′lərz]
Etymology: William Osler, American-British physician, 1849-1919
tender reddish or purplish subcutaneous nodules of the soft tissue on the ends of fingers or toes, seen in subacute bacterial endocarditis and usually lasting only 1 or 2 days. The nodes represent bacterial embolisms from the infected heart valve.
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Osler's nodes

Osler's nodes

Painful swellings in the skin of the fingertips probably caused by disease of small blood vessels (VASCULITIS) that occur as an occasional feature of INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS. (Sir William Osler, 1849–1919, Canadian-born British physician).

Osler's nodes

Small, raised, reddish, tender areas associated with endocarditis, commonly found inside the fingers or toes.
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Cutaneous lesions are more common in sub-acute presentations of infective endocarditis and include findings such as clubbing, splinter hemorrhages, Osler's nodes, and Janeway lesions.
Additionally, immunologic phenomena that include glomerulonephritis, Osler's nodes, Roth spots and rheumatoid factor are also included as minor criteria.
Clinical manifestations include Janeway lesions (asymptomatic hemorrhagic papules on the palms) and Osler's nodes (tender nodules on the fingertips).