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Vol. 19 - Num. 73

Clinical Reviews

Nail injury in a seven-year-old girl, what to suspect?

Júlia Morata Albaa, Laia Morata Albab, Altea Esteve Martínezc, Francesc Messeger Badiad

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Lluís Alcanyís. Játiva. Valencia. España.
bMédico de Familia. CS Enguera. Departamento Xàtiva-Ontinyent. Valencia. España.
cServicio de Dermatología. Hospital General de Valencia. Valencia. España.
dServicio de Dermatología. Clínica Xàtiva. Xàtiva. Valencia. España.

Correspondence: J Morata. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Morata Alba J, Morata Alba L, Esteve Martínez A, Messeger Badia F. Nail injury in a seven-year-old girl, what to suspect? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:57-62.

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The nail changes in children are a common reason for consultation in primary care. The proper development of nails depends on various physiological processes, both local and systemic, so a large number of conditions can cause nail changes. During infancy, there are physiological differences on nails with adults. Knowing these physiological variations is essential for proper management. The case of a seven-year-old girl with nail lesions with nail pitting and striations is presented.


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