BLISTERING DISTAL DACTYLITIS

By Gary M. White, MD

Blistering Distal Dactylitis Courtesy of O. Dale Collins, MD


Blistering distal dactylitis (BDD) represents an infection of the pulp of the distal finger by either Staphylococcus or Streptococcus or both.

Clinical

The distal volar fat pad becomes one large pus-filled blister. One or more digits may be affected.

Treatment

Incision and drainage along with oral anti-Staphylococcus antibiotics is necessary.

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