Nail manifestations in pemphigus vulgaris

Manifestações ungueais no pênfigo vulgar

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.

Pemphigus vulgaris; Paronychia; Beau's lines; Prednisone; Cyclophosphamide


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