Onycholysis drug-induced or light-induced T88.7

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Photoonycholysis; Tetracyclonycholysis

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Partial or complete phototoxic induced partial or total detachment of one or more nails after ingestion of tetracyclines, griseofulvin and others (dimethyl-chloro-tetracycline), also after ingestion of methoxsalen

Frequently, a yellow-brown discoloration of the nail plates occurs at the same time (see chromonychia below).

Clinical overview of onycholysis see there.

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Stop triggering medication or phototherapy.


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020