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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

HAN, Xiang-chun; ZHENG, Li-qiang  and  ZHENG, Tie-gang. Onychogryphosis in tuberous sclerosis complex: an unusual feature. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.91, n.5, suppl.1, pp.116-118. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20164720.

Onychogryphosis is an acquired nail plate change. It often affects the toenail and is characterized by an opaque, yellow-brownish nail plate that is distorted, grossly thickened, elongated, and partly curved resembling a ram's horn. Tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystem disorder associated with high rates of mental retardation, autism, cognitive impairment, behavioral problems, or seizures. Nail disease can also be associated, which is a concern to patients due to pain and nail distortion. We reported a typical tuberous sclerosis complex patient with distinctive clinical features of a ram's horn nails, which presented a great challenge to surgical treatment and nail restoration.

Keywords : Mild cognitive impairment; Nail diseases; Tuberous sclerosis.

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