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in subacute bacterial endocarditis, circumscribed, painful erythematous swellings, ranging from miniscule to a few millimeters, in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the hands and feet.
Synonym(s): Osler sign
Osler signClinical medicine Painful erythematous swellings in skin and subcutaneous tissues of hands and feet, described as typical of endocarditis. See Endocarditis.
Osler,Sir William, Canadian physician in U.S. and England, 1849-1919.
Osler disease - a chronic form of polycythemia. Synonym(s): polycythemia vera
Osler node - a tender cutaneous lesion characteristic of subacute bacterial endocarditis.
Osler sign - in acute bacterial endocarditis, circumscribed painful erythematous swelling in the skin and subcutaneous tissues of the hands and feet.
Osler II syndrome - recurrent episodes of colic pain. Synonym(s): ball-valve gallstone
Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome - see under Rendu