FOUAD A. BASHOUR, M.D.
Clubbing of the fingers and toes accompanies a variety of clinically unrelated diseases. It is present in certain pathologic conditions of the lung and pleura, in cyanotic heart disease, in subacute bacterial endocarditis, in sprue, in ulcerative colitis, in liver cirrhosis, and in myxedema following thyroidectomy.1, 2 It may also be a familial characteristic transmitted as a Mendelian dominant.3 With the advent of antibiotics, hypertrophic pulmonary arthropathy is most commonly associated with malignancy of the lung.4
In this paper, the rare association of hydatid cyst of the lung and digital clubbing is described. The mechanism of clubbing and the vascular
BASHOUR FA. HYDATID CYST OF THE LUNG WITH CLUBBING1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:326–331. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-326
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):326-331.
Infectious Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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