An unusual congenital nail dystrophy ('soft nail disease')

G. Prandi, M. Caccialanza

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An unusual, congenital, non-familial anomaly of all finger and toe nails was observed in a 33-yr-old woman. The presence of an atrophic nail plate, which was very soft, has led us to call this condition 'soft nail disease'. Histological and histochemical investigations have shown this to be an anatomical and functional defect of the nail matrix which is of unknown origin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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