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Vol. 15 - Num. 58

Clinical Reviews

Nail shedding. Onychomadesis

Patricia Meseguer Yebraa, Carmen Meseguer Yebrab

aPediatra. CS de Tordoia. Tordoia. A Coruña. España.
bPediatra. Servicio de Dermatología. Hospital Virgen de la Concha. Complejo Asistencial de Zamora. Zamora. España.

Correspondence: P Meseguer. E-mail: patricia.meseguer.yerbra@sergas.es

Reference of this article: Meseguer Yebra P, Meseguer Yebra C. Nail shedding. Onychomadesis. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2013;15:161.e67-e70.

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Complete nail shedding (onychomadesis) in children is a rare condition and it may be a cause of concern among patient’s family and caregivers. This condition has been associated with a great number of local or systemic diseases and drug exposure, although most cases are idiopathic. We present two patients with different triggering factors of onychomadesis. Nail changes resolved spontaneously in a few weeks in both cases.


Beau´s lines Hand-foot-mouth disease Nail Onychomadesis Paronichya



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