Onychomadesis in a 9-month-old boy with hand-foot-mouth disease

Onychomadesis in a 9-month-old boy with hand-foot-mouth disease Background: Nail abnormalities in childhood are generally uncommon. Recently, onychomadesis is described as a rare, late complication of hand-foot-mouth disease, which is a viral illness commonly seen in the pediatric age group. It is therefore important to elucidate the presentation of this entity, especially in the context of the hand- foot-mouth disease. Case presentation: We report a case of onychomadesis in a 9-month old Lebanese boy who presented to the emergency department with rapidly progressing nail changes involving all four extremities. These changes appeared few days after the healing of cutaneous lesions of hand-foot-mouth disease. Conclusions: This case highlights the importance of recognizing the association between onychomadesis and hand- foot-mouth disease in order to avoid unnecessary treatment and to reassure the patient’sparents. Keywords: HFMD, Onychomadesis, Nail shedding, Infectious diseases, Dermatology Background et al. suggest that periungual inflammation secondary Onychomadesis, characterized by shedding of nails to viral infection may be induced directly by viruses or from the proximal nail beds, is often idiopathic, but can indirectly by immunocomplexes and consequent distal also be linked to certain medications, systemic illnesses, embolism [6], while Cabrerizo et al. consider that the and viral infections including hand-foot-mouth disease nail matrix is directly damaged by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Emergency Medicine Springer Journals

Onychomadesis in a 9-month-old boy with hand-foot-mouth disease

Loading next page...
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2017 by The Author(s).
Medicine & Public Health; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Internal Medicine; Angiology; Cardiology
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial