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Other Names for this Disease
- Onychodystrophy totalis, isolated
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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.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
Last updated: 7/4/2012
- Twenty-nail dystrophy. DermNet NZ. June 2009; http://dermnetnz.org/hair-nails-sweat/twenty-nail.html. Accessed 12/8/2011.
- Sehgal VN. Twenty nail dystrophy trachyonychia: an overview. Journal of Dermatology. 2007; 34:361-366. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17535400. Accessed 7/4/2012.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Twenty-nail dystrophy. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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