Follow up of 12 patients with trachyonychia

Sakata, S, Howard, A, Tosti, A and Sinclair, R (2006) Follow up of 12 patients with trachyonychia. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 47 3: 166-168. doi:10.1111/j.1440-0960.2006.00264.x


Author Sakata, S
Howard, A
Tosti, A
Sinclair, R
Title Follow up of 12 patients with trachyonychia
Journal name Australasian Journal of Dermatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8380
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2006.00264.x
Volume 47
Issue 3
Start page 166
End page 168
Total pages 3
Language eng
Subject 2708 Dermatology
Abstract A follow-up study was performed to determine the outcomes of all patients (five males and seven females, mean age 18.4 years) who were referred to a specialist nail clinic with trachyonychia. The average number of affected nails per patient was 8.8 fingernails and 6.2 toenails. None of our patients tested positive for onychomycosis. Nail biopsies were performed in two patients, revealing non-specific changes. Eight patients did not present with or develop accompanying skin or mucosal disease. Two patients presented with alopecia areata and two others with psoriasis. Of our patients, 50% showed total resolution or marked improvement in their nail disease within the first 6 years regardless of treatment.
Keyword Biopsy
Nail
Nail lichen planus
Outcome
Pitting
Prognosis
Sandpapered nail
Twenty-nail dystrophy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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