Een vrouw met pijnlijke hematomen op de vingers

Diagnose in beeld
Lieke F. Keusters en Remy H.H. Bemelmans

A woman with painful bruising of the fingers

We describe a 45-year-old woman with recurrent episodes of painful bruising of the fingers, caused by minimal, everyday traumata. We concluded this to be Achenbach’s syndrome (acute idiopathic blue finger), a benign condition that does not require treatment or follow-up. The diagnosis can be made on clinical grounds.

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