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Sarcoid and the nail: review of the literature.
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PMID:  23368092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Nail involvement in sarcoidosis is rare, but its presence is often associated with chronic systemic disease. We have reviewed all 33 reported cases of nail involvement with sarcoidosis, including our own case. Nail changes in sarcoidosis, while rare, can include dystrophy (n = 10, 30%), onycholysis (n = 7, 21%), subungual hyperkeratosis (n = 7, 21%), nail hyperkeratosis (n = 2, 6%) and longitudinal ridging (n = 8, 24%). All reported cases of nail sarcoidosis occurred in the setting of systemic involvement. In almost half of the cases, bony cysts were noted on radiological examination. The presence of nail dystrophy in a patient with sarcoidosis should therefore prompt radiological examination and investigation for systemic involvement.
Authors:
S E Momen; F Al-Niaimi
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental dermatology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2230     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7606847     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Dermatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author(s). CED © 2013 British Association of Dermatologists. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Croydon University Hospital, London, UK St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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