Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53--55

Median canaliform dystrophy of thumb and great toe nails in an 8 years old boy


Sonia P Jain, Ajinkya K Sawant, Pratiksha A Sonkusale 
 Department of Skin and VD, MGIMS, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Sonia P Jain
Department of Skin and VD, MGIMS, Sewagram, Maharashtra
India

Median canaliform dystrophy is a rare nail disorder characterized by midline longitudinal ridging or splitting with canal formation in the nail plate of one or both the nails of the thumbs. It is an acquired condition that mimicks habit-tic deformity, resulting in a temporary defect in the nail matrix and cuticle. Treatment is often prolonged and unsatisfactory. Some clinicians have used topical tacrolimus (0.1%) ointment and tazarotene (0.05%) ointment successfully. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy presenting with median canaliform dystrophy of Heller affecting nails of both the thumbs and great toes, respectively.


How to cite this article:
Jain SP, Sawant AK, Sonkusale PA. Median canaliform dystrophy of thumb and great toe nails in an 8 years old boy.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2020;21:53-55


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Jain SP, Sawant AK, Sonkusale PA. Median canaliform dystrophy of thumb and great toe nails in an 8 years old boy. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Feb 26 ];21:53-55
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