What are splinter hemorrhages?

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Splinter Hemorrhage
... Splinter hemorrhages (or haemorrhages) are tiny blood clots that tend to run vertically under the nails ... Splinter hemorrhages are not specific to any particular condition, and can be associated with subacute bacterial endocarditis, scleroderma ... damage to the capillaries resulting in a splinter hemorrhage ...

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    Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years.
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