Dactylitis, Sausage Digit

  • Definitions
  1. Dactylitis (Sausage Digit)
    1. Diffuse fusiform swelling of fingers or toes
    2. Derived from the Greek "dactylos" for finger
  • Causes
  1. Spondyloarthropathy
    1. Psoriasis
    2. Reactive Arthritis
    3. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  2. Gout (5% of gout cases)
  3. Sarcoidosis (0.2% of sarcoid cases)
  4. Blistering distal Dactylitis
    1. Children with infection of the anterior fat pad (distal, volar digits) of fingers (less commonly toes)
    2. Group A Beta Hemolytic Streptococcal infection is most common cause
  5. Dactylitis in Sickle Cell Anemia (hand foot syndrome)
  6. Congenital Syphilis
  7. Skeletal Tuberculosis
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