Monday, August 27, 2012

Splinter Hemorrhages

Splinter hemorrhages can be caused by a variety of conditions, and to name a few we have SBE, Acute BE, small vessel vasculitis, trichinosis (my favorite, but then again I love parasitology), small vessel disease due to collagen vascular disease, trauma (the most common reason- by far- for splinter hemorrhages), and antophospholipid antibodies.  This is an excellent example of splinter hemorrhages, and happens to be due to subacute bacterial endocarditis, although I would have bet trauma if I had to throw down a wager.

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