An Acute Blue Finger: A Case of Achenbach’s Syndrome

Ribeiro, Fani and Aveiro, Marcelo and Leal, Mariana and Valente, Tiago and Jesus, Gorete (2019) An Acute Blue Finger: A Case of Achenbach’s Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 6 (9). ISSN 2284-2594

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Achenbach’s syndrome, also known as paroxysmal finger haematoma, is a rare condition that results in spontaneous bruising and pain in one or more fingers. Despite its benign and self-limiting course, the remarkable clinical presentation can suggest serious vascular and haematological disease leading to unnecessary referrals and invasive investigations. The authors present the case of a 60-year-old woman with an acute painful and bruised finger. All other physical findings and investigations were normal, except for autoimmune thyroiditis. Based on the clinical presentation and course, the diagnosis of Achenbach’s syndrome was made and the symptoms resolved without treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Achenbach’s syndrome, paroxysmal finger haematoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 20:55
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 20:55

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