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[Nail changes during childhood].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete
Publication Date
Volume
54
Issue
1
Pages
41–44
Identifiers
PMID: 12567256
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Nail changes occur frequently in adults, but are relatively rare in children. There are, however, certain nail changes that emerge particularly during childhood. Ingrown nails, onychoschizia, congenital slanted alignment of the large toenail, and psoriasiform nail dystrophies can be frequently observed in toddlers and in schoolchildren the syndrome of an ingrown nail, nail artifacts, periungual warts or fibromas, trachyonychia, and nail mycoses. Connatal nail changes can appear as isolated events or together with other symptoms whereas acquired nail changes are caused by infections, traumatic injuries, or tumors, in conjunction with skin diseases or general illnesses, or even develop spontaneously.

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