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Ainhum Disease. Auto-amputation of digits
[OCOSH Code: D000387 68921007 M89.5 BD_BR_ANH]

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A case of congenital pseudo ainhum

Location: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=5882081

The recognised varieties of ainhum appear to be as follows:
(a) True ainhum
(b) Condition simulating ainhum but due to trauma
(c) Ainhum-lke syndrome
(d) Pseudo ainhum - caused by congenital ring strictures around the digits

Ulster Med J. 1965 December; 34(2): 99–102. A case of congenital pseudo ainhum. A. M. Kelly
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Ainhum an account of 54 patients

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/47-B/1/43

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
1 . An account of fifty-four patients suffering from ainhum is presented, and the clinical and pathological findings are discussed.
2. Etiology is considered, and a plan of treatment proposed.
3. Ainhum in Ibadan is a disease of all ages and both sexes.
4. Most patients have considerable pain.
5. It is due...
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Ainhum Disease

Location: http://www.diseasesdatabase.com/ddb29442.htm

Disease Database Ainhum aka/or Dactylolysis spontanea aka/or Dactylysis spontanea may cause or feature Sclerosis of skin belong(s) to the category of + (Follow link for list.) Ainhum: Definition(s) via UMLS "Spontaneous autoamputation of the fourth or fifth toe."
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Ainhum eMedicine

Location: http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic594.htm

Ainhum is the autoamputation of a digit, usually of the fifth toe bilaterally and as a result of a constricting scar in the form of a band or groove. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to...
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Ainhum presenting to the accident and emergency department

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Case report of a 67 year old man presenting to A/E with spontaneous auto-amputation of the 5th toe.
Ainhum (dactylolysis spontanea) is a poorly understood disease of unknown aetiology characterised by spontaneous auto-amputation of the fifth toe.
Arch Emerg Med. 1993 December; 10(4): 324–327. Ainhum presenting to the accident and emergency department. M Hunt...
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Ainum MedPix

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Ainhum involving the fifth toe of a 45 year old Mukongo man in Zaire. The constricting sulcus and the bulbous distal portion of the toe are seen, as well as medial rotation of the plantar surface of the toe. The toenail is on the lateral surface.
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Ainum OMIM

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=103400

A narrow strip of hardened skin, a constricting ring, forms on the little toe at the level of the digitoplantar fold and progresses to spontaneous amputation of the digit. Familial occurrence has been noted by Maass (1926) and by DaSilva Lima (1880). Simon (1921) reported ainhum in father and 2...
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True Ainhum

Location: http://www.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/reprint/47-B/1/52

Summary: The distinctive clinical characteristics of ainhum conforming to classical descriptions, as seen in 100 patients in Central and West Africa, are briefly reviewed, special emphasis being laid on those features that serve to differentiate ainhum from other conditions that may in some respects resemble it.
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1965 Feb;47:52-5....
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