Sub-ungual Splinter Hiemorrhages

SUB-UNGUAL "splinter" haemorrhages have been described in standard medical textbooks for many years as one of the diagnostic features of bacterial endocarditis (Hunter and Bomford, Noble Chamberlain, Davidson, Hunter, Price, Cecil and Loeb, Beaumont, etc.). Pankey (1961) in a series of 167 patients with 186 attacks of subacute bacterial endocarditis found… (More)