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 CLINICAL STUDIES
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144--145

Nail changes in systemic diseases : a clinical study of 435 cases


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore - 575 001

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Sachith Abraham
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Wenlock District Hospital, Mangalore - 575 001

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Nail changes often are reflectors of an internal disease. Four hundred and thirty -five patients admitted in the Medical, Surgical and Obstetric and Gynaecology wards were studied. Nail chages were seen in 134 which included clubbing (21.3%) longitudinal melanonychia (17.2%) and platonychia (14.2%). In patients with HIV associated pulmonary tuberculosis, clubbing was associated with an unique red “crescent sign”






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