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Multiple Exostoses Syndrome Presenting as Nail Malalignment and Longitudinal Dystrophy of Fingers

Multiple Exostoses Syndrome Presenting as Nail Malalignment and Longitudinal Dystrophy of Fingers Abstract To the Editor. —Multiple exostoses syndrome is a disorder consisting of multiple projections of endochondral bone capped by cartilage. Generally, they appear and are most numerous in the metaphysis of long bones, although their existence is also possible in flat bones and vertebrae. This condition is inherited by autosomal dominant transmission. We describe a child with an unusual presentation of multiple exostoses syndrome: nail plate deformity of the fingers due to several small exostoses of phalanges. Report of a Case. —A 14-year-old boy presented with nail plate deformity consisting of nail malalignment, longitudinal dystrophy, and swelling of the nail fold on several fingers that had developed slowly since birth. A roentgenogram showed multiple exostoses on the distal phalanges and also in the long bones. The child's general condition was good, and laboratory studies showed normal findings. His father and other relatives suffered from the same skeletal abnormalities (multiple palpable nodular References 1. Solomon L. Hereditary multiple exostosis . J Bone Joint Surg Br . 1963; 45:292-304. 2. Crandall BF, Field LL, Sparkes RS. Spence MA. Hereditary multiple exostoses: report of a family . Clin Orthop . 1984;190:217-219. 3. Solomon L. Chondrosarcoma in hereditary multiple exostosis . S Afr Med J . 1974;48:671-676. 4. Hazen PG. Smith DE. Hereditary multiple exostoses: report of a case presenting with proximal nail fold and nail swelling . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1990;22:132-134.Crossref 5. Baran R, Bureau H. Multiple exostoses syndrome . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1991;25:333-335.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Multiple Exostoses Syndrome Presenting as Nail Malalignment and Longitudinal Dystrophy of Fingers

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1992.04530010091024
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Multiple exostoses syndrome is a disorder consisting of multiple projections of endochondral bone capped by cartilage. Generally, they appear and are most numerous in the metaphysis of long bones, although their existence is also possible in flat bones and vertebrae. This condition is inherited by autosomal dominant transmission. We describe a child with an unusual presentation of multiple exostoses syndrome: nail plate deformity of the fingers due to several small exostoses of phalanges. Report of a Case. —A 14-year-old boy presented with nail plate deformity consisting of nail malalignment, longitudinal dystrophy, and swelling of the nail fold on several fingers that had developed slowly since birth. A roentgenogram showed multiple exostoses on the distal phalanges and also in the long bones. The child's general condition was good, and laboratory studies showed normal findings. His father and other relatives suffered from the same skeletal abnormalities (multiple palpable nodular References 1. Solomon L. Hereditary multiple exostosis . J Bone Joint Surg Br . 1963; 45:292-304. 2. Crandall BF, Field LL, Sparkes RS. Spence MA. Hereditary multiple exostoses: report of a family . Clin Orthop . 1984;190:217-219. 3. Solomon L. Chondrosarcoma in hereditary multiple exostosis . S Afr Med J . 1974;48:671-676. 4. Hazen PG. Smith DE. Hereditary multiple exostoses: report of a case presenting with proximal nail fold and nail swelling . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1990;22:132-134.Crossref 5. Baran R, Bureau H. Multiple exostoses syndrome . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1991;25:333-335.Crossref

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 1, 1992

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