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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 58, n° 2
pages 232-237 (février 2008)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.10.643
accepted : 27 October 2007
Nail degloving, a polyetiologic condition with 3 main patterns: A new syndrome

Robert Baran, MD a, , Christophe Perrin, MD b
a Nail Disease Center, Cannes, France 
b University of Nice Laboratoire Central d’Anatomie Pathologieque, Hôpital L Pasteur, Nice, France 

Reprint requests: Robert Baran, MD, Nail Disease Center, 42, rue des Serbes, 06400 Cannes, France.

Nail degloving refers to partial or total avulsion of the nail and surrounding tissue (perionychium). Typically it appears as a thimble-shaped nail shedding or a partial or total loss of the nail organ with soft tissue. Nail degloving represents the end result of a variety of insults to the nail apparatus, including trauma, dermatologic diseases, and drug reactions.

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