Digital clubbing is a rare clinical finding and usually represents a sign of underlying disease.
There are only few cases of digital clubbing in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism or with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) during long-term hemodialysis. We haven’t come across papers dealing with the relation of digital clubbing and SHPT caused by vitamin D deficiency.
In this article, we report a case of 43 year-old female patient with prominent clubbing of the fingers and toes, and 22 year history of SHPT caused by vitamin D deficiency. Current radiographic findings of the hands and feet are actually uncommon, and they show massive osteolytic lesions of numerous phalanges, which is the consequence of long-time untreated SHPT.
Besides, our patient has a rare case of neutrophils with bilobed nuclei and decreased cytoplasmic granularity.
This paper for the first time describes digital clubbing as an unusual complication of the SHPT caused by vitamin D deficiency associated with atypical neutrophils.Free PDF Download
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N. Prodanovic, Z. Spiric, G. Trninic, M. Eric
Digital clubbing as an unusual complication of the secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with atypical neutrophils: a case report
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 16 - N. 4 Suppl