Twenty-nail dystrophy of childhood - Two cases in one family

S. Menni, R. Piccinno, F. Sala, C. Crosti, V. Dalpozzo

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Two siblings suffering from the so-called twenty-nail dystrophy are described. This syndrome is characterized by the appearance in early childhood of changes affecting all the nails: moderate koilonychia, marked accentuation of longitudinal ridges and loss of lustre of the nail plates. These two cases, the first reported in the same family, confirm that the twenty-nail syndrome is a clinical entity which can be differentiated from other diseases involving all twenty nail plates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Dermatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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