Nodes, Osler’s
A diagnostic sign of bacterial infection of the heart (subacute bacterial endocarditis). These are small (the size of split peas), tender, transient nodules in the pads of fingers and toes and the palms and soles. Named for the Canadian-born physician Sir William Osler (1849-1919).

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  • Osler nodes — small, raised, swollen tender areas, about the size of a pea, usually bluish but sometimes pink or red or having a blanched center, seen most commonly in the pads of the fingers or toes, the thenar or hypothenar eminences, or the soles of the… …   Medical dictionary

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