2010, Cilt 23, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 037-040
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AN ARTIFICIAL NAIL DISORDER
Sadiye Kuş1, Deniz Yücelten2
1Anadolu Sağlık Merkezi, Deri Hastalıkları, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Marmara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Factitious, artificial nail disorder, self-inflected dermatose, nail biting, nail picking

Background: Cutaneous artefactual diseases are self-inflicted dermatoses affecting pediatric patients as well as adults. They can vary from strange morphology, and bizarre shapes to disfiguring skin ulcerations. The nails may also be involved.

Case: A child with nail growth arrest, an unusual feature, which has not been reported before is described.

Conclusion: Pediatric artefactual diseases are simply a cry for help. A multidisciplinary approach involving the pediatrics, dermatology and psychiatry units may help resolving the problem.


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