What does a finding of digital clubbing and/or edema suggest in the evaluation of asthma?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: John J Oppenheimer, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Extremity exam is typically normal in asthma. Digital clubbing and/or edema should not be present. If edema is found, this suggests right- or left-sided heart failure.


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