Splinter Hemorrhage

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Last Updated: 08 May 2022

Splinter hemorrhages are small areas of bleeding under the fingernails or toenails. Splinter hemorrhages resemble slim, red to reddish-brown lines of blood under the nails. The hemorrhages might be caused by little embolisms that harm the small blood vessels under the nails. Splinter hemorrhages can accompany infection of the heart valves. They may be triggered by vessel damages from swelling of the capillary or small embolisms that harm the small capillaries.

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