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Clin Exp Dermatol. 1994 Nov;19(6):521-2.

A family with pachyonychia congenita affecting the nails only.

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Department of Dermatology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK.


A family with pachyonychia congenita in which affected individuals showed nail involvement only is described. Pachyonychia congenita is a rare hereditary disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. Various classifications of pachyonychia congenita have been suggested but none indicates nail involvement as a solitary finding.

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