Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : OD06 - OD07

Blue Finger Syndrome: An Unusual Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Robin George Manappalli, Jishnu Jayaraj

1. Consultant-Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India. 2. Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.

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Dr. Robin George Manappallil,
Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut-673004, Kerala, India.


Blue Finger Syndrome (BFS) is a benign and rare condition with an idiopathic aetiology. It is characterised by an acute bluish discoloration of fingers which may be accompanied by pain. This is a case of a middle aged female who presented with painless bluish discoloration of right hand and was diagnosed to have BFS. Though BFS is idiopathic, our patient on evaluation was found to have an underlying Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Patients with RA are subject to Raynaudís phenomenon; but BFS presenting in a patient with RA is a rare scenario.


Diabetes, Hypertension, Raynaudís phenomenon, Rheumatoid vasculitis

How to cite this article :

Robin George Manappalli, Jishnu Jayaraj. BLUE FINGER SYNDROME: AN UNUSUAL PRESENTATION OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 May [cited: 2017 Jun 28 ]; 11:OD06-OD07. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/25300.9784

Date of Submission: Nov 08, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 28, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Mar 25, 2017
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2017


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