Osler's sign


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Osler's sign

n.
An indication of acute bacterial endocarditis in which small, circumscribed, painful erythematous swellings appear in the skin and the subcutaneous tissues of the hands and feet.
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Patients who are Osler's sign positive have falsely elevated blood-pressure readings, in the range of 10 to 54 mm Hg between cuff pressure and intra-arterial pressure [5, 6].
Further, this was consolidated by positive Osler's sign, when palpating the more distal radial artery.
The search strategy was based on a keyword list applied to these medical databases; the keywords used were as follows: "Pseudohypertension"; "Arterial Pressure"; "Osler's sign"; "Localised Scleroderma"; "Morphea"; "Collagen"; and "Low-Level Light Therapy".