Tufting of distal phalanx is characteristically seen in

Tufting of distal phalanx is
characteristically seen in
a) Gout
b) Hyperkalemia
c) Hypoparathyroidism
d) Hyperparathyroidism
Correct Answer - D
Ans. is. D. Hyperparathyroidism
Acro-osteolysis is the term used to describe resorption of the distal
phalangeal tufts. Causes are : -

  1. Scleroderma
  2. Trauma & thermal injury
  3. Hyperparathyroidism
  4. Epidermalysis bullosa
  5. Arthropathy (RA, Psoriasis)
  6. Neuropathy (diabetes, syringomyelia