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Neonatal onychomadesis
  1. Andrea Bassi,
  2. Antonella Greco,
  3. Maurizio de Martino
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Andrea Bassi, Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Anna Meyer, Children's University Hospital, viale Pieraccini, 24, Florence I-50129, Italy; bassi76{at}interfree.it

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A 4-week-old boy was referred to our dermatology unit for the presence of onychomadesis on the 1°, 3° and 4° nails of both hands, which appeared 10 days after birth. Examination of the infant revealed a proximal elevation of the nail bed with yellow hyperkeratotic bands extended across most of his fingernails (figure 1). The boy was otherwise a healthy product of a normal vaginal delivery without any …

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  • Contributors AB wrote the main manuscript. AG followed the clinical course of the little boy and approved the final version of the manuscript. MdM is the chief of the paediatric department and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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