| NET STUDY
|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 373-
Nail changes in autoimmune blistering disorders: A case-control study
Vaishnavi Gopal, Manjunath Mala Shenoy, Vishal Bejai, Thansiha Nargis
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Background: Pemphigus and pemphigoid disorders produce blistering cutaneous lesions. Earlier case reports state that nail involvement is uncommon in these autoimmune blistering disorders.
Aims and Objectives: To study nail changes in autoimmune blistering disorders.
Methods: A case-control study was conducted where 40 cases and 40 controls were evaluated for nail changes.
Results: Nail changes were seen in 72.5% of cases and 17.5% of controls. The most common nail findings were paronychia and onychorrhexis.
Limitations: Small sample size; short study duration; nail biopsy could not be done.
Conclusion: Our findings indicate that the inflammatory nature of the blistering cutaneous disease is often reflected conspicuously in the nails.
Manjunath Mala Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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