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Does copd cause nail clubbing?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
From low O2: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, or clubbing of the nails, occurs because of long-term deprivation of oxygen in the small arteries of the (small) bones. Certainly that can happen from COPD, especially if u have the chronic bronchitis type of COPD. Oftentimes its associated w/ smoking, so if u smoke, QUIT! The changes won't get worse if u do. (They won't get better, unfortunately: bone changes r perm

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Does COPD cause clubbing?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Not necessarily : Clubbing is associated to many conditions and not only to copd. Chronic hypoxemia, hyerostosis caused by hyperparathyroidism, cardiac congenital disorders and other conditions may cause it.

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