Question: Name the finding in the image below and one condition that can cause this clinical finding.
Answer: The finding above is called splinter hemorrhages. These can be seen in the setting of nail trauma, psoriasis, lichen planus, connective tissue diseases and infective endocarditis.
- For image – Reid, Gregory & Koechlin, Luca & Reuthebuch, Oliver & Rüter, Florian & Hopfer, Helmut & Eckstein, Friedrich & Santer, David. (2020). “Noninfective Endocarditis”: A Case Report of Hereditary Coagulation Disorders in a 28-Year-Old Male. Diagnostics. 10. 384. 10.3390/diagnostics10060384.
- Rich, P. (2022). Overview of nail disorders. UpToDate. https://www-uptodate-com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/contents/overview-of-nail-disorders