Skin and nail changes in children with sickle cell anemia receiving hydroxyurea therapy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Skin and nail changes from long-term hydroxyurea therapy are reported in adults. Skin and nail changes, including nail hyperpigmentation, longitudinal bands, and hyperpigmentation of the palms and other skin surfaces, developed in 7 children with sickle cell anemia after 6 to 16 weeks of hydroxyurea therapy. Cutaneous and nail changes may occur in children receiving hydroxyurea.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • O'branski, EE; Ware, RE; Prose, NS; Kinney, TR

Published Date

  • May 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 859 - 861

PubMed ID

  • 11312437

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0190-9622

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mjd.2001.113471


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States