Ainhum

Stricture resulting from minor cuts at the base of a digit eventually resulting in spontaneous amputation

Ainhum

Ainhum (from Portuguese, pronounced īn-yoom´, i´num or ān´hum; also known as dactylolysis spontanea) is a painful constriction of the base of the fifth toe frequently followed by bilateral spontaneous autoamputation a few years later. ==Clinical findings== The groove begins on the lower and internal side of the base of the fifth toe, usually ...
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ainhum

(i´num) (ān´hum) (Port. īn´yoom) a condition of unknown origin, seen chiefly in dark-skinned people, consisting of a linear constriction that causes spontaneous amputation of the fourth or fifth toe.
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ainhum

A disease affecting the toes, especially the fifth, and sometimes the fingers, seen chiefly in black adult males in africa, in which a linear constriction around the affected digit leads to spontaneous amputation of its distal part. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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ainhum

Type: Term Pronunciation: ī′nŭm Definitions: 1. An acquired, slowly progressive painful fibrous constriction that develops in the digitoplantar fold, usually of the little toe, gradually resulting in spontaneous amputation of the toe; most commonly affects black males in the tropics.
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