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Spider finger


Spider finger (Latin arachnodactylia; other - Greek   - a spider + Greek   a finger) it is also known as "spidery fingers" is a morbid condition at which the fingers which are abnormally extended and narrow in comparison with a palm. This disease can be inborn or acquired throughout life. It should be noted that in certain cases spider fingers all or several fingers on a hand have big flexibility and ability to be rejected back on 180 °.

Spider finger symptoms:

Rare (only about 20 cases are described) the congenital anomaly of development affecting almost only girls and touching, mainly, a skeleton, in particular extremities. The last are peculiar extended and narrowed, especially in brushes and feet (a monkey brush, foot), most of all distal phalanxes from where and similarity of fingers to a paw of a spider.

body, on the contrary, there is less norm. The thorax is long and narrow. Deep disturbance of food and some other inborn defects is available always: calcanei exostoses, dislocation of a crystalline lens and hip, swimming membranes and so forth. All children with a spider finger differ in amazing similarity, further are marked out physical. backwardness and instability to adverse effects why children early perish (in the described cases — the senior are 18 years).

Внешний вид верхних конечностей при арахнодактилии

Outward of upper extremities at a spider finger

Spider finger reasons:

The similar state can be shown in itself, without any companion problems with health. Nevertheless, it is often connected with certain groups of diseases, such as Marfan's syndrome (at this disease are shown short-sightedness (after 10-15 years), the high mobility of joints which is not vanishing with age, long extremities. Often patients are thin also vysokorosla).

The spider finger can be connected with mutations in both genes fibrillin-1 and fibrillin-1.

Treatment of the Spider finger:

This pathology does not demand specific treatment.

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