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46 Possible Causes for Swelling of the Dorsum of a Hand

  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Background Henoch‐Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis of childhood but may occur in adults. This small vessel vasculitis is characterised by palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis or arthralgia and kidney involvement. This is an update of a review first[…][]

  • Erythropoietic Protoporphyria

    A 31-year old man presented with swelling and purpura of the dorsum of the hands following sun exposure.[]

  • Kawasaki Disease

    Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile illness predominantly affecting children less than 5 years of age and characterized by systemic inflammation in all medium-sized arteries. Adult-onset KD (AKD) is rare with only 105 case reports published. Recently, the efficacy of infliximab (IFX) for patients with refractory[…][]

  • Serum Sickness

    Bupropion hydrochloride is used frequently in the treatment of depression and in smoking cessation therapy. We report a case of bupropion hydrochloride induced serum sickness-like reaction. There was complete resolution of symptoms on discontinuing bupropion and instituting therapy with prednisone and[…][]

  • Maffucci Syndrome

    We report three cases in which the initial sign was diffuse swelling of the dorsum of the hand and/or foot.[] Nakamura K, Matsushita T, Haga N, Manabe N, Ishida T, Kurokawa T (1999) Swelling of the dorsum of the hand and/or foot can be a first sign of Maffucci syndrome.[] Awareness that swelling of the dorsum of the hand or foot can be the sole sign and symptom of Maffucci syndrome before the typical indications become evident helps the physician[]

  • Streptococcal Infection

    […] over the dorsum of the left hand.[] […] had a temperature of 100.6F, synovitis and effusions in both knees L R; right ankle and fifth DIP showed periarticular involvement (Figure 1 ), tenosynovitis and there was swelling[]

  • Moraxella Catarrhalis

    […] with pitting oedema over the dorsum of the hand.[] Physical examination disclosed swelling, effusion, and tenderness in the right knee, together with tenosynovitis of the left tibialis posterior and flexor digitorum longus[] […] referred to us in September 1999 for evaluation of an eight year history of recurrent episodes of arthritis of the knees and elbows and of recurrent episodes of inflammatory swelling[]

  • Gouty Arthritis

    Musculoskeletal exam revealed warmth, erythema, tenderness, swelling and limited range of motion of both hands (dorsum, right third proximal interphalangeal joint, right first[]

  • Palmar Abscess

    Because of the dorsal location of the lymphatics, erythema and swelling commonly appear over the dorsum of the hand, even when the injury is of palmar origin.[] dorsum of the hand.[] Intense throbbing pain occurs with swelling and severe tenderness on palpation. X-rays should be taken to detect occult foreign bodies.[]

  • Subcutaneous Emphysema

    She was referred back to A&E the following day by her general practitioner because of extensive swelling on the dorsum of the hand and forearm.[]

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