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Sausage digit due to radish bacillus.
  1. E C Huskisson,
  2. D V Doyle,
  3. E F Fowler,
  4. E J Shaw


    We wish to draw attention to a very characteristic but little known syndrome. An elderly woman presented with a 'sausage finger', rheumatological jargon used to describe diffuse swelling of the digit. This proved to be a proliferative tenosynovitis caused by an atypical mycobacterium, Mycobacterium terrae, or the radish bacillus.

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