TRATTAMENTO CON BIOTINA DELLA FRAGILITA UNGUEALE IDIOPATICA

Translated title of the contribution: Biotin in the treatment of idiopathic brittle nails

F. Bardazzi, R. Morelli, C. Stinchi, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Objective. Brittle nails are a common complaint affecting 20% of the general population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of biotin in the treatment of idiopathic nail brittleness. Methods. Biotin 10 mg/day per os for 3 to 6 months was administered to 20 patients affected by onychoschizia lamellina who had been unresponsive to topical treatments. All the patients were evaluated 3, 6 and 9 months after starting therapy. Results. After 6 months of therapy 17 patients showed a complete clearing of nail fragility. None of our patients experienced side effects. Conclusions. A daily oral dose of 10 mg of biotin provides an effective therapy for patients affected by brittle nails.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)699-702
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia
Volume128
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • biotin
  • brittle nails
  • onychoschizia lamellina

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  • Dermatology

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TRATTAMENTO CON BIOTINA DELLA FRAGILITA UNGUEALE IDIOPATICA. / Bardazzi, F.; Morelli, R.; Stinchi, C.; Tosti, Antonella.

In: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia, Vol. 128, No. 12, 01.12.1993, p. 699-702.

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Bardazzi, F. ; Morelli, R. ; Stinchi, C. ; Tosti, Antonella. / TRATTAMENTO CON BIOTINA DELLA FRAGILITA UNGUEALE IDIOPATICA. In: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia. 1993 ; Vol. 128, No. 12. pp. 699-702.
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