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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Nail Hemorrhages

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Can secondary raynaud's cause splinter hemorrhages under nails and petechiae on the backs of hands?

Can secondary raynaud's cause splinter hemorrhages under nails and petechiae on the backs of hands?

Could be: It depends on the other medical associations and the cause of the raynaud's if with a ctd this could be causing the lesions depending on the overlap. ...Read more

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Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Splinter hemorrhages, janeway lesions and osler nodes. Is this endocarditis?

Do not self diagnose: Too important a question and a disease to be looking for a diagnosis over the internet or to self diagnose Have it checked thoroughly by a cardiologist or infectious disease specialist ASAP!!!! ...Read more

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Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Are there any rheumatic diseases that might cause splinter hemorrhages of the finger nails?

Rheumatic heart dis: Rheumatic diseases themselves are not associated with splinter hemorrhage of the nails, but any rheumatic disease such as rheumatic fever that damages the heart valves can lead to bacterial endocarditis which does. The other major cause is injury. ...Read more

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Are splinter hemorrhages under the fingernails always indicative of endocarditis? Some multiple on more than one finger.

See below: Endocarditis is the most serious cause of splinter hemorrhages. Other common cause is trauma to the nail. Down the line are causes like vasculitis, and bleeding diathesis. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003283.htm ...Read more

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What can cause splinter hemorrhages and urticaria-like rashes?

What can cause splinter hemorrhages and urticaria-like rashes?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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How is bacterial endocarditis diagnosed? Have splinter hemorrhages but I can rule out renal failure, trichinosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis pilaris.

How is bacterial endocarditis diagnosed? Have splinter hemorrhages but I can rule out renal failure, trichinosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis pilaris.

ABE / SBE: Suspected by clinical history / exam. Diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiogram and blood cultures. Splinter hemorrhages are common and much much more likely related to trauma than to SBE or ABE. ...Read more

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Biopsy on 3 toenails with longitudinal streaks. No evidence of melanocytes (melanoma) or fungus. Consistent with scar tissue. Patho and Dr stumped???

Biopsy on 3 toenails with longitudinal streaks. No evidence of melanocytes (melanoma) or fungus. Consistent with scar tissue. Patho and Dr stumped???

Event marker...: I wish I knew if all three toenails involved were on the same foot., or even contingent toes. Longitudinal markings do not have to be from melanoma or fungus. The streaks come from the nail matrix area. something has caused the root to mark the the new nails as they grow. This could be from chemical, thermal or physical damage to the root areas. Sometime it's permanent and other times temporary. ...Read more

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Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Why does digit clubbing and pethicheae arise as complications of infective endocarditis?

Why does digit clubbing and pethicheae arise as complications of infective endocarditis?

Many of the: Peripheral manifestations of endocarditis are do to antigen-antibody complex deposition including these, . They develop in so-called subacute bacterial endocarditis that has gone on for weeks prior to being treated. ...Read more

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Sev illness 1.5y ago.Toenails had blood under. Ever since nail w blood under off and on w white nail curling under, flat on one side. Cause? SLE pt.

Sev illness 1.5y ago.Toenails had blood under. Ever since nail w blood under off and on w white nail curling under, flat on one side. Cause? SLE pt.

Injured Nail: When nail bed is injured it will bleed and nail gets detached and eventually falls off. New nail growth will most likely come with deformed nail, usually rest of your life. Like the other doctors could be systemic as well. ...Read more

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Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Could periodic rapid thickening (then splitting and peeling) of skin on tips of all fingers and toes combined with rust colored pits on finger pads indicate an autoimmune problem?

Its possible: Rough, thick skin on the finger tips with cracks and discoloration can be related to repeated exposure to chemicals/dry environment. This can also be seen is polymyositis and dermatomyositis which are autoimmune diseases involving primarily the muscles and skin respectively. ...Read more

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Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect the same as skin does?

Are toe nails resistant to HIV blood and do not allow blood to go under or over toe nail and cause HIV . Do toe nails protect  the same as skin does?

Hard modified skin.: As long as the nail is intact and not injured. The nail actually sits on top of the skin for the most part. Any injury to the nail that would cause a laceration with tissue disruption would put one in jeopardy. ...Read more

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Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

Can recurrent pulmonary embolism cause chronic hypoxia and clubbing nails? I have symptoms of pulmonary embolism with blue clubbing nails. Ok d dimer.

I suppose it is: possible, but have your doctor look for other causes such as structural heart or lung disease. Clubbing can be a sign of longstanding hypoxia, but it is really non-specific. The only way to tell for sure whether or not you have pulmonary emboli is with CT angiogram or pulmonary angiogram. Both are invasive tests, so your doctor will order them only if there is a high clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail. Black in colour. Severely painful and swollen.

Subungual hematoma; left index, how long until nail falls off? Lots of blood accumulating under nail.  Black in colour.  Severely painful and swollen.

Trephination: Ouch! Go see your family doc about this condition, the sooner the better. S/he can make a hole (trephinate) in your nail allowing blood to escape, thus relieving pressure & pain. No anesthesia needed. Instant pain relief w/very dramatic release of blood build up. Check out http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/82926-overview for more info. ...Read more