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dactylitis in Medicine

dactylitis dac·ty·li·tis (dāk'tə-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of a finger or toe.

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  • Finger, as in dactylitis, inflammation of one or more fingers.

  • Sarcoma of a phalanx or metacarpal bone may closely resemble a dactylitis both clinically and in skiagrams, but it is rare.

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