Finger clubbing in inflammatory bowel disease: its prevalence and pathogenesis.

@article{Kitis1979FingerCI,
  title={Finger clubbing in inflammatory bowel disease: its prevalence and pathogenesis.},
  author={George E Kitis and H. Doyle Thompson and Robert N. Allan},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1979},
  volume={2 6194},
  pages={825-8}
}
Finger clubbing, measured objectively by using the hyponychial angle, was present in 75 out of 200 (38%) patients with Crohn's disease, 15 out of 103 (15%) with ulcerative colitis, and two out of 24 (8%) with proctitis. In Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis the hyponychial angle was significantly correlated with both disease activity and the extent of fibrosis in the resected specimens from 47 surgically treated patients. The prevalence of finger clubbing in patients with macroscopic… CONTINUE READING
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