A case of idiopathic acquired leukonychia totalis in a 17-year-old boy.

Journal Article

Whitening of the nail, or leukonychia, can have a wide range of etiologies including genetic disorders, trauma, poisoning, autoimmune disorders, and infections. Here we detail a case of idiopathic acquired leukonychia totalis in a 17-year-old boy. This condition has been reported 13 times in the literature previously, with only young boys being affected. Proper diagnosis may help minimize unnecessary investigations and prevent additional psychological stress over whether an underlying disease is present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Freeman, SC; Dick, MK; Abid, R; Tabatabai, TM; Berrebi, KG; Stone, MS; Powers, JG

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 477 - 480

PubMed ID

  • 33534174

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1525-1470

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/pde.14531

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States