par Kolivras, Athanassios ;Gheeraert, Patrick ;André, Josette
Référence Dermatology, 206, 4, page (351-352)
Publication Publié, 2003
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Involvement of the nails in pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is rare and is usually seen when the disease is severe. The most common clinical manifestations are chronic paronychia and onychomadesis. Finger nails are more frequently involved than toe nails. We report a case of severe and persistent PV in which an exacerbation was preceded by an erosive and destructive lesion of the right hallux nail unit. A nail bed biopsy was performed to rule out a subungual tumour. The image of suprabasal acantholysis yielded the diagnosis of PV. This localisation and clinical manifestation of PV have only been reported once.