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Clubbing is an increased amount of soft tissue in the terminal phalanx of the fingers and toes, concentrated around the nail base. It is seen by inspecting the nails (fingers and toes) from the side. Gross clubbing is usually obvious (drumstick appearance of fingers), but mild clubbing may be difficult to detect (loss of the angle at the base of the nail and sponginess of the nail bed). The pathological mechanism of clubbing is unknown, and causes are shown in Table 3.3.
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