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Familial ainhum: a case report of multiple toe involvement in a father and son, staging of ainhum with insight into different types of constricting bands.

Priya B, Suganthy RR, Manimegalai M, Krishnaveni A - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Bottom Line: The disease is often symmetrical on both the feet, but, occasionally, other toes are also affected and rarely the distal phalanx of the fifth finger.Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits.We hereby present a case of familial ainhum in father and son with multiple toes affected, autoamputation, and more involvement of fourth toe than the fifth toe, which is a very rare finding.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Ainhum, also known as dactylolysis spontanea, is a painful constriction of the base of the fifth toe, frequently followed by spontaneous amputation a few years later. The disease is often symmetrical on both the feet, but, occasionally, other toes are also affected and rarely the distal phalanx of the fifth finger. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits. We hereby present a case of familial ainhum in father and son with multiple toes affected, autoamputation, and more involvement of fourth toe than the fifth toe, which is a very rare finding.

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Right foot father after Z plasty
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Figure 4: Right foot father after Z plasty

Mentions: The patients were otherwise healthy; all his baseline investigations were done and X-ray of the foot was taken. Antibiotics were given for control of secondary infection and he was advised to prevent trauma to the foot. After control of infection, the patient was referred to plastic surgery for favor of Z plasty procedure. The patient came for regular reviews. On subsequent visits, the patient noted significant reduction in the pain following the procedure with reduction in the progression of the fissuring. The improvement was better for the son than for the father after both underwent Z plasty [Figures 3 and 4].


Familial ainhum: a case report of multiple toe involvement in a father and son, staging of ainhum with insight into different types of constricting bands.

Priya B, Suganthy RR, Manimegalai M, Krishnaveni A - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Right foot father after Z plasty
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 4: Right foot father after Z plasty
Mentions: The patients were otherwise healthy; all his baseline investigations were done and X-ray of the foot was taken. Antibiotics were given for control of secondary infection and he was advised to prevent trauma to the foot. After control of infection, the patient was referred to plastic surgery for favor of Z plasty procedure. The patient came for regular reviews. On subsequent visits, the patient noted significant reduction in the pain following the procedure with reduction in the progression of the fissuring. The improvement was better for the son than for the father after both underwent Z plasty [Figures 3 and 4].

Bottom Line: The disease is often symmetrical on both the feet, but, occasionally, other toes are also affected and rarely the distal phalanx of the fifth finger.Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits.We hereby present a case of familial ainhum in father and son with multiple toes affected, autoamputation, and more involvement of fourth toe than the fifth toe, which is a very rare finding.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India.

ABSTRACT
Ainhum, also known as dactylolysis spontanea, is a painful constriction of the base of the fifth toe, frequently followed by spontaneous amputation a few years later. The disease is often symmetrical on both the feet, but, occasionally, other toes are also affected and rarely the distal phalanx of the fifth finger. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits. We hereby present a case of familial ainhum in father and son with multiple toes affected, autoamputation, and more involvement of fourth toe than the fifth toe, which is a very rare finding.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus