Digital gangrene in an elderly patient

Witherspoon, Jolene; Mainwaring, Anna; Morley, Owen; Lewis, Michael
May 2012
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p288
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 91-year-old male with a 10-day history of digital gangrene, painful black areas on the fingers of both hands. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a large hypodensity within the right lobe of the liver consistent with diffuse metastatic disease. The patient was diagnosed bilateral digital ischaemia, suggesting multiple emboli occluding small peripheral arteries of the fingers with an iron deficiency and was treated successfully. INSET: Case Report.


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