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Osler's nodesPainful 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).
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Small, raised, reddish, tender areas associated with endocarditis, commonly found inside the fingers or toes.
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