In Dec, Gareth went into anaphylactic shock during his monthly IV Ig infusion. The Immunologist did not think the reason was the infusion itself and wanted to try again this past Monday. Gareth had 50 mg of Benadryll, Zyrtec, and IV steroids before starting. Infusion rate was started at 30 (instead of 60) and the highest it was upped was 80, instead of 100. Well, halfway through the second bottle, his BP started dropping quickly and got to 84/24 before going back up. Another night in IICU. Today, we had to see the Cardiologist per Immunologist request. His heart is fine, thank goodness, but he wanted to know the reason for his *clubbing* of fingernails. What? Huh? :emoticon-dont-know: He said it's usually seen in Interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, or emphysema? :emoticon-dont-know: :emoticon-dont-know:
So, all you Sclero people with Interstitial lung disease, do you have clubbed fingernails? Does anyone have clubbed fingernails and no ILD?
Thanks everyone -- you're such a wealth of information and I so much appreciate your helpful insights.