CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Ind J Car Dis Wom 2017; 02(03): e1-e9
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607321
Clinical Rounds
Women in Cardiology and Related Sciences

Clinical Sign: Clubbing

Maddury Jyotsna1, Jagan Mohan Tharakan2
  • 1Department of Cardiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • 2Department of Cardiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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Publication Date:
01 December 2017 (online)


Since Hippocrates first described digital clubbing in patients with empyema, digital clubbing has been associated with various underlying pulmonary, cardiovascular, neoplastic, infectious, hepatobiliary, mediastinal, endocrine, and gastrointestinal diseases. Finger clubbing also may occur, without evident underlying disease, as an idiopathic form or as a mendelian dominant trait.