groove sign

groove sign

large, hard, fixed, and extremely tender lymph nodes in the groin above and below the inguinal ligament, with a groove along the ligament; characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum.

groove sign

STD A finding characterized as linear fibrotic depressions parallel to the inguinal ligament, bordered above and below by enlarged and matted lymph nodes and covered by adherent, erythematous skin, seen in 10-20% of lymphogranuloma venereum–Chlamydia trachomatis.
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Clinical examination revealed alopecic, shiny skin affecting almost the entire body (Figure 1), with the exception of hands, face, feet, perigenital area, furrows along the course of the superficial veins, the "groove sign" at the upper extremities, impaired mobility of ankles, knees and elbows.
He's teamed up with new owner Gavin Simpson to try to raise cash to pay for a Feel The Groove sign by local artist Rachel Miller.
Contractures demonstrating the groove sign commonly evolve as a result of induration.