Diagnostic Tests for Clubbing
Diagnostic Test list for Clubbing:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Clubbing
- Physical examination
- Inspect fingernails and toenails from the side to determine if there is true clubbing i.e. a loss of the angle between the nail bed and the finger. A subtle sign may be an increased in sponginess of the proximal nail bed
- Temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure
- Heart and lung examination to detect any signs of cardiac or respiratory disease
- Examine for thyroid enlargement
- Examine for signs of chronic liver disease
- Blood tests
- Sputum microscopy and culture - if there is a fever.
- Sputum cytology - if suspect lung cancer.
- Radiological investigations
- Upper GI series, barium meal and a barium enema will identify most gastrointestinal disorders e.g. ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, esophageal disease
- Liver ultrasound scan to diagnose cirrhosis
- CT scan of chest may be used to diagnose bronchiectasis
- Cardiac catheterization - may be required to diagnose cyanotic congenital heart disease.
- Angiocardiography - be required to diagnose cyanotic congenital heart disease.
- Bronchoscopy - may be required to diagnose lung cancer.
- Thoracentesis (aspiration of fluid from the cavity surrounding the lungs) - may be required to diagnose empyema.
Home Diagnostic Testing
These home medical tests may be relevant to Clubbing causes:
- Cold & Flu: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Clubbing:
The following list of conditions
have 'Clubbing' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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of any symptom.
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Conditions listing medical complications: Clubbing:
The following list of medical conditions have 'Clubbing'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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