Clubbed fingers

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Clubbed fingers (Latin digiti Hippocratici) are the result of a long-term peripherial hypoxia, accompanied by various lung diseases (COPD, tumors, bronchiectasis, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis) and heart diseases (cyanotic heart defects). They are most noticeable when looking at the finger from the lateral side. The first symptom is a reduction in the angle of the nail bed and the skin, the end of the nail bed floats freely in the skin.

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