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I've had splinter hemorrhages since 13 years old (just discovered what they are) and I'm 28 now. I do have P. Vera. Might P. Vera have been the cause?
Splinter hemorrhages: Are not uncommon. Most common cause is repeated trauma (it can be trivial) to the nail bed. The classic case is when they are seen in endocarditis. I did look up and found a case of p. vera that presented as extensive splinter hemorrhages. So I guess, yes, it might be the cause in your case. ...Read more
Oskar nodes : Good question. Let's do 2nd opinion and discuss. ...Read more
Splinter hemorrhages: The hemorrhages should disappear with treatment and cure of the endocarditis. ...Read more
Petechiae: Punctate cutaneous red marks, characterize very low platelets...75k is low, i've seen it a lot, and cannot recall ever seeing petechiae at that level (not low enough). Splinter hemorrhage is a sine of bacterial endocarditis...A lesson from physical diagnosis, but I have also never seen in a 35 year career. ...Read more
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
Hi, I have splinter hemorrhages on both thumbs but have no other symptoms. Can this be endocarditis.
Possible - unlikely: Splinter hemorrhages can be a sign of endocarditis, although they will generally then appear with lots of other signs and symptoms. However, they can also appear with various other conditions. In isolation, as you are describing, endocarditis sounds very unlikely but further evaluation may be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had splinter hemorrhages since a few years, I bit my nails a lot, can it be the cause?I have very little ones on two fingers and microscopic one
Yes: Your observed hemorrhages must be a local injury. If due to a heart infection or systemic disease you would have serious symptoms. ...Read more