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Diseases » Vohwinkel syndrome » Glossary

Glossary for Vohwinkel syndrome

  • 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.
  • Finger symptoms: Symptoms affecting any fingers
  • Foot conditions: Any condition that may affect the foot
  • Hand conditions: Any condition that affects the hand
  • Hearing loss: A very rare condition described in two sisters. It is characterized by vision and hearing problems and incoordination.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Palmoplantar Keratoderma: A rare group of disorders where the skin of the palms and soles is thicker than normal. The thickening may occur in small localized areas of the palms and soles or it may occur over the whole surface.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin lesion: Lesions appearing on the skin.
  • Toe symptoms: Symptoms affecting the toes


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