Revista do Hospital das Clínicas
Print version ISSN 0041-8781
On-line version ISSN 1678-9903
CAHALI, Juliana Burihan; KAKUDA, Everton Yuji Soyama; SANTI, Cláudia Giuli and MARUTA, Celina Wakisaka. Nail manifestations in pemphigus vulgaris. Rev. Hosp. Clin. [online]. 2002, vol.57, n.5, pp.229-234. ISSN 0041-8781. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0041-87812002000500007.
Nail involvement in pemphigus vulgaris is rare. We describe 5 patients with pemphigus vulgaris presenting nail involvement. In this disease, nail manifestations present, by order of frequency, as chronic paronychia, onychomadesis, onycholysis, Beau's lines and trachyonychia. All our 5 cases presented with paronychia, and 1 of them also had Beau's lines. Treatment with prednisone and/or cyclophosphamide controlled mucocutaneous and nail manifestations in all cases.
Keywords : Pemphigus vulgaris; Paronychia; Beau's lines; Prednisone; Cyclophosphamide.