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28.11.2022 | case report

Onychomadesis in a COVID-19 patient

verfasst von: Zlatina Georgieva Ivanova, Teodor Ivanov Aleksiev, MD, PhD, DMSc Hristo Petrov Dobrev

Erschienen in: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift

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Summary

We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed onychomadesis on 9 of her fingers 2 months after recovering from COVID-19, with subsequent full nail regrowth after 4 months. The development of onychomadesis in COVID-19 is probably related to inhibition of nail proliferation due to fever, direct viral damage, or an inflammatory process associated with endothelial damage and obliterative microangiopathy in the nail matrix area. Clinicians should be aware of nail changes and actively seek them out in patients with COVID-19.
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Metadaten
Titel
Onychomadesis in a COVID-19 patient
verfasst von
Zlatina Georgieva Ivanova
Teodor Ivanov Aleksiev
MD, PhD, DMSc Hristo Petrov Dobrev
Publikationsdatum
28.11.2022
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
Print ISSN: 0043-5341
Elektronische ISSN: 1563-258X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10354-022-00988-1