Onychomadesis

My recent diagnosis of onychomadesis in a 5-year-old boy led to an online search of the medical literature for verification of the most likely etiology — with favorable results. more»

Onychomadesis is the spontaneous, complete shedding of the nail from its proximal side, without pain or inflammation, following nail matrix arrest.

Interested readers can peruse my case report — Nailing down a diagnosis — recently published in the Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology.

The Online Journal of Community and Person-Centered Dermatology (OJCPCD) is a free, post-publication peer-reviewed, full text open-access online publication that addresses all aspects of skin disease that concern patients, their families and practitioners.

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