splinter hemorrhages

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Related to splinter hemorrhages: endocarditis

splin·ter hem·or·rhages

tiny longitudinal subungual hemorrhages typically seen in but not diagnostic of bacterial endocarditis, trichinosis, etc.

splin·ter hem·or·rhag·es

(splin'tĕr hĕm'ŏr-ăj-ĕz)
Multiple tiny longitudinal subungual hemorrhages under a fingernal or toenail, typically seen in but not diagnostic for bacterial endocarditis and trichinelliasis.
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He did not present any evidence of eyelid edema, hair depigmentation, subungual splinter hemorrhages, or alopecia.
Multiple subungual splinter hemorrhages developed alongside arterial events in some patients.
Splinter hemorrhages are caused by a disruption of blood vessels in the nail bed.
Splinter hemorrhages were seen in 12% and Beau's lines were observed in 14% cases.
Splinter hemorrhages are most often associated with endocarditis.