Phalangeal osteomyelitis due to nail biting

A. Tosti, A. M. Peluso, F. Bardazzi, R. Morelli, F. Bassi

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The authors report a 39-year-old man who developed a phalangeal osteomyelitis of the right thumb in consequence of nail biting. Cultures grew Staphylococcus aureus. Treatment with intravenous teicoplamine 400 mg/day for 3 weeks resulted in complete cure of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-207
Number of pages2
JournalActa dermato-venereologica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 3 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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