Clubbing

In medicine, nail clubbing (also known as “Drumstick fingers,” “Hippocratic fingers,” and “Watch-glass nails”) is a deformity of the fingers and fingernails that is associated with a number of diseases, mostly of the heart and lungs.  Hippocrates was probably the first to document clubbing as a sign of disease, and the phenomenon is therefore occasionally called Hippocratic fingers.  Idiopathic clubbing can also occur, and in 60% of cases there is no associated underlying disease. (wikipedia)


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