Severe onycholysis in a card illusionist with alopecia areata universalis

Antonella Tosti, Massimiliano Pazzaglia, Michela Venturi, Nilton Chiacchio

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In patients with alopecia areata (AA), nail abnormalities due to nail matrix inflammation are common and usually not severe. We report the case of a 23-year-old man with AA universalis, who developed severe abnormalities of all his fingernails. Systemic steroids improved the onycholysis that had an important impact on the patient′s job, as he was a card illusionist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Trichology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2013


  • Alopecia areata
  • alopecia areata universalis
  • onycholysis
  • steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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