Twenty-nail dystrophy

Common Name(s)

Twenty-nail dystrophy

Twenty-nail dystrophy is a condition that affects the nails of the fingers and toes.  The surface of all twenty nails develop ridges, splitting, and roughening (similar to sandpaper).  The nails may also be dull and brittle. This condition most commonly occurs in childhood, but it can occur at any age.  The exact cause is unknown; but in some cases, it appears to be associated with other skin conditions such as lichen planus, eczema, psoriasis and alopecia areata. Many cases of twenty-nail dystrophy that begin gradually in early childhood tend to disappear naturally as the child ages.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Twenty-nail dystrophy" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Segmental vitiligo and twenty-nail dystrophy: an unusual association.
 

Author(s): T S Rajashekar, Gurcharan Singh, V Rajkumar

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;74(6):661-2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Twenty-nail dystrophy and lichen planus].
 

Author(s): R Ruiz-Villaverde, D Sánchez-Cano, F J Pacheco Sánchez Lafuente

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2007 Feb;66(2):195-6.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hereditary twenty-nail dystrophy in a Sicilian family.
 

Author(s): L Pavone, S Li Volti, B Guarneri, M La Rosa, G Sorge, G Incorpora, F Mollica

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1982 Oct;19(5):337-40.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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