TITLE

Pseudoclubbing

AUTHOR(S)
Farzaneh-Far, Afshin
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;4/13/2006, Vol. 354 Issue 15, pe14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 36-year-old man having changes in his fingers that were initially thought to be due to clubbing. The patient had a history of obstructive nephropathy necessitating hemodialysis and renal transplantation. He also diagnosed with severe secondary hyperparathyroidism requiring parathyroidectomy. A close examination indicated preserved nail-fold angle, or Lovibond's angle. The diagnosis of pseudoclubbing was made form previous hyperparathyroidism. The changes in the patient's fingers were diagnosed to be the result of soft-tissue collapse owing to severe bone erosions of the terminal phalanges.
ACCESSION #
24932219

 

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