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What Are Clubbed Fingers? Digital Clubbing Explained

Posted Aug 04 2010 9:58am

Finger and toe nails can display telltale symptoms of illness that should not be overlooked. Clubbing of the fingertips and toes may be an obvious sign of a servere health condition. However, the problem may initially go undetected by the sufferer since the change can occur gradually.

The tips of the fingers and toes become noticeably rounded or clubbed. The nails grow into a prominent spoon shape due to increased tissue growth beneath the nails. Medical texts usually show severely distorted examples, but clubbing can be moderate or even slight. Slight or moderate cases of clubbing probably are not obvious to strangers. The nails may simply seem well-maintained or sculpted.

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