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A 68-Year-Old Man with Brittle Nails

  • Robert A. Norman
  • Justin Endo
Chapter
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Abstract

This elderly gentleman presents with progressively brittle nails that tend to break very easily (Fig. 32.1). He has no past history of other medical problems, and denies any history of nutritional deficiencies.

Keywords

Lichen Planus Nail Plate Topical Retinoid Nail Disease Ammonium Lactate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Norman
    • 1
  • Justin Endo
    • 2
  1. 1.TampaUSA
  2. 2.MadisonUSA

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