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Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: WORRIED MUM | 2007/06/21

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DACTOLYTIS

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT MORE INFORMATION ON DACTOLYTIS. MY TWO YEAR OLD SON HAS GOT IT KNOW AND HAD IT A YEAR AGO ALSO. PLEASE HELP.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Dactylitis is an inflammation of the fingers. There are several important medical conditions that cause this especially TB and Sickle Cell Anaemia. Certain kinds of arthritis can also cause dactylitis. It is absolutely necessary to see a paediatrician about this problem and a proper diagnosis must be made of the cause of your child's dactylitis!

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Posted by: worried mum | 2007/06/22

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT A CONDITION CALLED DACTOLYTIS, MY SON WHO IS TWO YEARS OLD HAS IT HE ALSO HAD IT WHEN HE WAS ONE YEAR OLD, HIS FINGERS AND TOES SWELL UP BUT HE DOS NOT HAVE ANY PAIN,.

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