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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 6451327, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6451327
Case Report

Idiopathic Sporadic Onychomadesis of Toenails

Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Received 15 February 2016; Revised 2 June 2016; Accepted 8 June 2016

Academic Editor: Ioannis D. Bassukas

Copyright © 2016 Poonkiat Suchonwanit and Sunatra Nitayavardhana. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Onychomadesis is a clinical sign of nail plate separation due to transient or permanent arrest of nail matrix activities. Onychomadesis can be considered as a severe form of Beau’s line. This condition usually occurs after trauma, causal diseases, or medications, yet it rarely occurs as an idiopathic condition. We report a case of a 38-year-old Thai female who developed recurrence onychomadesis in several toenails in the absence of predisposing factors or associated conditions. To the best of our knowledge, our patient is the first reported case of idiopathic onychomadesis limited to toenails.