97. A Rock Climber with Finger Pain, Swelling, and Redness

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD2,5,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE6,7 and
  4. William J. Brady MD8,9,10
  1. Joseph D. Forrester MD1 and
  2. Christopher P. Holstege MD2,3,4

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch97

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Forrester, J. D. and Holstege, C. P. (2011) A Rock Climber with Finger Pain, Swelling, and Redness, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch97

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 3

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 7

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 9

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 10

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 3

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 97, a rock climber - with finger pain, swelling and redness;
  • 25-year-old male, on a climbing trip - abrasions on hands, skin tears on fingers;
  • climber, noticing pain - on his lateral aspect of right first digit;
  • soaking this digit in warm saltwater - with increased reddening and swelling;
  • climber, reporting - of expressing pus from that area;
  • similar areas of redness - developing on cuticles, of left first digit;
  • name of infection