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Hippocratic fingers in Behçet's disease.
  1. M. Benekli,
  2. I. H. Güllü
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.


    Digital clubbing has been a well recognised feature of several distinct clinical conditions, including respiratory, cardiac, and gastrointestinal diseases since the Hippocratic era. However, clubbing associated with Behçet's disease has not been reported before. We describe a case of clubbing in a young man with Behçet's disease, in the absence of any other apparent aetiology and propose that clubbing might be an accompanying feature of Behçet's disease.

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