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What causes splinter hemorrhages in fingernails?

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Dr. Bhanu Partap


Practicing since :2010

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Posted on Tue, 3 Jul 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: splinter hemorrahy in capilliaries under finger nails
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witing your spltingter wting finger naills
Answered by Dr. Bhanu Partap 6 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello Sir

After going through the medical details provided by you I understand your concern for your health and I would like to tell you that the most common cause of splincter nails

1. Infection of the heart valves ( infective endocarditis )

Other causes includes

1. Small vessels vasculitis
2 diabetes
3. Local trauma

I would like to suggest you to get one Echocardiography done to rule of infection of the heart valves first as that is more important.

I hope this information will guide you properly.

Kind regards
Dr Bhanu partap
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