clubbing of the digits

clubbing of the digits

; clubbed nails; Hippocratic nails; acropachy broadened and spatulate digital tips (fingers and toes), with increased nail curvature both from side to side and from anterior to posterior (Lovibond's angle >180°); occurs idiopathically (autosomal-dominant condition); characteristic of chronic diseases of organs subserved by vagus nerve (cranial nerve X), e.g. chronic lung, gut or cardiac disease, and thyrotoxicosis
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Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP), also referred to as primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA), is a rare hereditary disorder characterized by clubbing of the digits, thickening of the skin, and periosteal changes in the long bones.
Mild temporal wasting, absence of oral thrush, poor dentition, positive jugular venous distention, bilateral crackles in the lungs, a decrescendo diastolic murmur in the left sternal border, "water hammer" pulses, and clubbing of the digits were found.