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Onycholysis and hypothyroidism

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Tully, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. Tully

    Tully Active Member


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    I recently had a new patient who has onycholysis of both hallux nails and 2 minor nails. She has hypothyroidism (she believes due to Hashimotos), and is being treated with Oroxine.

    She finds the onycholysis very concerning, and has had 'all the pathology under the sun'. She is also quite stressed as her husband is seriously ill.

    A quick web search showed a strong link between thyroid problems and onycholysis.

    Has anyone else come across this?
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    Articles:
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    From my dermatology notes:
    and from my medicine notes on hypothyroidism:
     
  3. Tully

    Tully Active Member

    Cheers Craig
     
  4. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    Another cause of onycholysis that I have seen:nail salon syndrome(which is under the category of infection).I also had a CVA pt get it.I remove the nail,no need for P and A.Many nail problems are metabolic in nature.
     
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