The bulbous digital deformity known as clubbing (Figure 2.1a, b) was described as early as the fifth century BC when Hippocrates noted such changes in patients suffering from empyema. The diagnostic signs comprise: 1 Overcurvature of the nails in the proximal to distal and transverse planes (Figure 2.2).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||A Text Atlas of Nail Disorders|
|Subtitle of host publication||Techniques in Investigation and Diagnosis|
|Number of pages||36|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2003|
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