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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 261-262

Pachyonychia congenita: Affecting three generations!

1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, School of Medical Sciences and Research, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, JSS Medical College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_11_17

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Pachyonychia congenita is an autosomal dominantly inherited disease that primarily presents as nail dystrophy and dyskeratosis of skin and mucous membranes. A 32-year-old female presented with thickening of the nails and thickening of both heels. Her father showed pincer nails with periungual thickening of skin and fissures with focal plantar keratoderma. Her two sons had similar nail changes.

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