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What is Ainhum?

What is Ainhum?

  • Ainhum: A rare condition where a tough band of tissue tightens around a body part and causes it to fall off (autoamputation). Mostly seen in barefooted Africans where the fifth toe autoamputates.
  • Ainhum: Spontaneous autoamputation of the fourth or fifth toe.
    Source - Diseases Database

Ainhum is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ainhum, or a subtype of Ainhum, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ainhum: Introduction

Types of Ainhum:

Broader types of Ainhum:

How serious is Ainhum?

Complications of Ainhum: see complications of Ainhum

What causes Ainhum?

Causes of Ainhum: see causes of Ainhum

What are the symptoms of Ainhum?

Symptoms of Ainhum: see symptoms of Ainhum

Complications of Ainhum: see complications of Ainhum

Can anyone else get Ainhum?

More information: see contagiousness of Ainhum
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ainhum

Ainhum: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ainhum.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ainhum: Orthopedic surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ainhum.
Treatments for Ainhum: see treatments for Ainhum

Name and Aliases of Ainhum

Main name of condition: Ainhum

Other names or spellings for Ainhum:

Spontaneous dactylolysis

Dactylolysis spontanea, Dactylysis spontanea Source - Diseases Database

Ainhum: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Ainhum:

  • Dactylosis spontanea
  • Sukhapakla
  • Bankokerend
  • Autoamputation

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