Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Definition

Medical Definition: hypertrophic osteoarthropathy

Table characterized by the deformation of the fingers and toes clubbing. In its complete form consists of four syndromes: articulate, with symmetric appearance of a subacute or chronic polyarthritis, morphological, with deformation Hippocratic fingers, vasomotor, with local cyanosis, abnormal sweating, paraesthesia, radiological, with the appearance of periostitis. May be primary or secondary, which in this case often discover an intrathoracic neoplasm, although there are many other diseases that can produce it.

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