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Ainhum: revisited
  1. M Prarthana1,
  2. Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan2
  1. 1Dermatology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  2. 2Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kaliaperumal Karthikeyan, Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry 605107, India; karthikderm{at}gmail.com

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A 45-year-old woman from a rural village of southern India, presented with 3 years history of progressive constriction of right fifth toe base. She was a farmer by occupation and mostly walked barefoot on hard roads and swampy grounds. On physical examination, there was a flexural groove seen to constrict the full radius of right fifth toe base(figure 1). The affected toe appears globular and externally rotated. Diagnosis of …

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  • Contributors KK did the original planning and reviewing of the article, PM drafted, edited and submitted the article.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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