Digital Ulcers as Presentation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • T. F. Gomes Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • K Kieselova Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • F. Santiago Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • A. Daniel Serviço de Reumatologia, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
  • M. Henrique Serviço de Dermatologia, Centro Hospitalar de Leiria, Leiria, Portugal
Keywords: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Skin Ulcer


Ulcerating and mutilating variant of carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in longstanding cases of untreated disease. Pa- tients present with painless ulcers of the second and third fingers, accompanied with other cutaneous and sensory changes. These patients are often misdiagnosed as having a Raynaud disease or systemic sclerosis. Clinical assessment is the gold standard for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, but hand radiography and electromyography help supporting the diagnosis. The authors present two cases of this ulcerating variant of carpal tunnel syndrome.


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How to Cite
Gomes, T. F., Kieselova, K., Santiago, F., Daniel, A., & Henrique, M. (2020). Digital Ulcers as Presentation of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Journal of the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology, 77(4), 353-356.
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