Symptom/Finding

clubbing

Description

Abnormal enlargement at the base of the fingernails with "loss of the normal angle at the nail bed." [Merck Manual, p. 354] "Clubbing is a classic sign of chronic hypoxemia in patients with chronic obstructive lung disease." [Primary Care Medicine, 3rd ed. Goroll AH, et al. J.B Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1995, p. 248]

Category

Respiratory

ICD-9 Code

781.5

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