Acropachy


Acropachy

Acropachy is a medical condition characterized by subperiosteal new bone formation. This most commonly manifests as clubbing of the fingers and toes with soft tissue swelling. It is classically associated with Graves' disease but also possibly hyperthyroidism in general or leukemia. There is no effective treatment for acropachy.


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  • acropachy — n.; see thyroid acropachy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • acropachy — SYN: hereditary clubbing. [acro + G. pachys, thick] * * * acro·pa·chy ak rō .pak ē, ə kräp ə kē n, pl pa·chies OSTEOARTHROPATHY * * * ac·ro·pachy (akґro pak″e) clubbing …   Medical dictionary

  • acropachy — ac·ro·pachy …   English syllables

  • acropachy — ˈakrōˌpakē, əˈkräpəkē noun ( es) Etymology: Greek akropachēs thick at the end (from akr acr + pachēs, from pachys thick) + English y : osteoarthropathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • thyroid acropachy — a rarely seen but well documented alteration in the shape of the nails resembling clubbing but unique to Graves s disease (see thyrotoxicosis). It is often associated with formation of new bone seen on X rays of the hands and wrists, which is… …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroid acropachy — a rarely seen but well documented alteration in the shape of the nails resembling clubbing but unique to Graves disease (see thyrotoxicosis). It is often associated with formation of new bone seen on X rays of the hands and wrists, which is said… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Periosteal reaction — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 31520 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = A periosteal reaction is the formation of new bone in response to injury or other stimuli of the… …   Wikipedia

  • clubbing — A condition affecting the fingers and toes in which proliferation of distal soft tissues, especially the nail beds, results in thickening and widening of the extremities of the digits; the nails are abnormally curved nail beds excessively… …   Medical dictionary

  • osteoarthropathy — A disorder affecting bones and joints. [osteo + G. arthron, joint, + pathos, suffering] hypertrophic pulmonary o. expansion of the distal ends, or the entire shafts, of the long bones, sometimes with erosions of the articular cartilages and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nail clubbing — Clubbing Clubbing of the fingernail. The red line shows the outline of a clubbed nail. ICD 10 R68.3 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia