What is it about?

Janeway lesions are painless, macular, haemorrhagic lesions that occur most commonly on the palmar surface of the hands and feet. These lesions are non-tender, unlike the exquisitely painful Osler’s node. The presence of Janeway lesions, is classically regarded as an excellent clue to the diagnosis of infective endocarditis

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Why is it important?

Recognizing Janeway's lesions leads to the diagnosis endocarditis

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This page is a summary of: Image of the month: ‘Diagnostic hands’: Janeway lesions, Clinical Medicine, August 2017, Royal College of Physicians,
DOI: 10.7861/clinmedicine.17-4-373.
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