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What Are Clubbed Fingers?

Clubbed fingers (also known as digital clubbing or Hippocratic fingers) is a condition involving a deformity of the finger or toe nails in most cases associated with serious diseases, such as:

In very rare cases there seems to be no medical explanation for this condition.

Symptoms of Clubbed Fingers

The changes of the nails may happen in a short period of time and may include:

Diagnosis of Clubbed Fingers

An appointment with the doctor is recommended at the earliest opportunity if any signs of clubbing appear. The doctor will carry out a physical examination and may request further computerized analysis for a more accurate diagnosis.