By Gary M. White, MD

Pachydermodactyly A young man with 3 years of thickening of the proximal fingers.

Pachydermodactyly is the thickening of the sides of the fingers--presumably caused by repetitive rubbing.


Nodules occur on the sides of the fingers.


If the patient is performing a repetitive motion that puts friction on these areas, s/he should stop.


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