Friday, June 18, 2010

Differential Clubbing

Differential Clubbing
Clubbing limited to upper or lower limbs alone.
Clubbing may be limited to the upper limbs in chronic obstruction of veins of the upper thorax.
A common cause is phlebitis of the upper extremities as seen in IV drug users

Differential Clubbing In the Lower Limbs Only
It may be associated with cyanosis of the lower limbs.
It is classically due to PDA with reversal of shunt( Eisenmenger PDA).
It is also seen in in infected abdominal artery aneurysm.

Thanks to Dr Ngiu for asking us these question
Answer from this website.

Learning Issue 1 : what is the grading for clubbing?

Learning Issue 2 : what are the differential diagnosis for clubbing?



Anonymous said...

thanx for the explaination...

Heba Ahmed said...

Thank u that helped alot

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