Thursday, 28 November 2019

Nail clubbing, curved nails or deformed fingers means trouble - updated

People with curved nails (or nail clubbing) or deformed fingers or toes, may have lung disease, heart disorders or other problems if they are not born with them (nail clubbing).

Schamroth's window test

Normal people will have a diamond shape gap between 2 fingers or toes as in A. If there is no gap as in B, it means the finger nails are curved, or nail clubbing.

If you have clubbed fingers, it is best to see a doctor. While it may be easy to panic, clubbed fingers often run in families.



Ref: https://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Documents/nail_abnormalities_a_visual_guide.html

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