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achenbach syndrome finger

Hidemi Takeuchi, Haruhito Adam Uchida, Yuka Okuyama, Jun Wada
We report a case of a 20-year-old man presenting with acute painful blue fingers. All physical findings, including an Allen test, were normal, and systematic symptoms frequently seen in collagen diseases were absent. Although we performed a wide variety of investigations including medical imaging, no specific abnormal findings were observed. Skin biopsy pathology was an important reference. The patient's symptoms gradually improved and were completely resolved without specific treatment. Based on the clinical presentation and course, we gave a diagnosis of Achenbach's syndrome, developed in a young male...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
B Sigha, L Josselin, M Gatfosse, L Fardet
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal finger haematoma (also known as "Achenbach syndrome") is a benign condition resulting in the sudden appearance of bruising on one or more fingers, either spontaneously or after minimal trauma, and resolving without treatment. To date, less than 40 cases have been reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report two cases of women aged over 50 years presenting for sudden onset of digital haematomas occurring spontaneously without any prior trauma...
February 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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