Knock-knock disease I73.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Mechanically induced digital microangiopathy with consecutive fingertip necroses, e.g. in pneumatic tool workers, formerly in knockers in the shoe industry. Usually incoming with Raynaud's syndrome.

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Dry, nurturing treatment; in case of superinfection of fingertip necrosis external, antiseptic therapy with polyvidon iodine (e.g. Braunovidone-iodine solution), in case of severe infection internal antibiotic therapy with broad-spectrum antibiotics (see gangrene below). S.a.u. Raynaud's syndrome.

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Antibiotics; Gangrene; Povidone-iodine;


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020