Severe self-healing nail dystrophy in a patient on peritoneal dialysis

R. Caputo, C. Gelmetti, S. Cambiaghi

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The unusual case of a patient on peritoneal dialysis who progressively developed onychodystrophy of the hands 2 months after Acinetobacter peritonitis had been reported. The nail disease consisted of acute pseudoclubbing, elkonyxis, severe Beau's lines and onychomadesis and showed spontaneous recovery within 4 months. Although reminiscent of severe Beau's lines and reflex sympathetic dystrophy, this observation shows a peculiar nail disorder of unknown cause.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-275
Number of pages2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • Acinetobacter
  • Kidney failure
  • Nail diseases
  • Peritonitis
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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