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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2016;33(1):56-58.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 2016.
Recurrent onycholysis in a patient with Behcet's disease.
Hyeon Seok Kim, Dong Seok Lee, Seung Hwan Lee, Woo Hyuk Kwon, Yun Jeong Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Good Gang-An hospital, Busan, Korea.
Onycholysis is defined as a distal or distal lateral separation of the nail plate from the underlying or lateral supporting structures including nail bed, hyponychium, and lateral nail fold. Trauma, infection, psoriasis, thyrotoxicosis, and numerous drugs are common causes of onycholysis. However, there are few specific data on nail findings in Behcet's disease (BD). In this paper, we report on a 60-year-old man with BD, with no past history except BD, who developed recurrent onycholysis. The symptoms of onycholysis are considered to be recurrent depending on the activity of BD. The nail lesion showed improvement after classic treatment of BD and topical steroid ointment.
Key Words: Behcet's disease, Onycholysis, Nail


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