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An unusual cause of finger swelling
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  1. Andrew Fester1,
  2. Gidado Tukur1,
  3. Michael Paddock2
  1. 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Paddock, michael.paddock{at}doctors.org.uk

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A 7-year-old South Asian boy was evaluated in a district general child assessment unit following a 4-week history of daily fevers with associated pain and swelling in the thumb and middle finger phalanges of the right hand. There was no history of cough, weight loss, night sweats or trauma. On examination, he appeared well with no anaemia or jaundice. There was a spindle-shaped deformity of the right thumb and middle finger, with concomitant non-tender right axillary lymphadenopathy. No other joints were affected. The rest of the physical examination was unremarkable.

Radiographs of the affected fingers demonstrated …

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