Anonychie acquired

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Acquired Anonychia; Anonychia reactive; nail loss; Nail loss

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Anonychia refers to a complete reversible or irreversible nail loss occurring on one, several or all fingers or toes. Acquired (non-genetic) nail loss is usually acquired as a result of serious (dermatological) disease or trauma (see below: Anoynchiea) of one or more nails on fingers and/or toes. Anonychia is observed in the following diseases and events:

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020