Prognosis of Ainhum?
Ainhum (dactylolysis spontanea) is a condition of idiopathic etiology involving a bandlike constriction of the soft tissue of a digit. Generally, the constriction presents bilaterally, with involvement of the fifth digit most commonly. Pseudoainhum is a similar condition that occurs as a secondary event resulting from certain hereditary and nonhereditary diseases that lead to annular constriction of digits.
@abhipsha Outcome is related to the stage in ainhum when the disease is diagnosed. Pain may be severe in ainhum and in pseudoainhum. Because ainhum occurs primarily in tropical areas, secondary infections and their complications may be a source of morbidity.