Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by Egyptian Doctor, Feb 14, 2013.
What is your medical diagnosis ?
The sign demonstrated in the Image is - Wrist sign
In this sign, when the wrist is encircled by the thumb and little finger ( with light pressure / very little effort ), the little finger will overlap at least 1 cm.
- Marfan's syndrome
- Hyperthyroidism ( due to wasting of muscles the diam of the wrist decreases )
- or any other condition leading to cachexia
Please note - it is also seen in normal individuals.
patient with Marfan syndrome are usually tall and thin with disproportionately long arms, legs, fingers and toes.
Answer : Marfan syndrome
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