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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60-64

Pachyonychia congenita

1 Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pariyarum Dental College, Kannoor, India

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TC 4 / 1709 (2), MRA-27 Keerthi Lane, Engineering College (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram-695016, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.44367

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Pachyonychia congenita represents a group of rare, autosomal dominant keratin disorders with characteristic nail findings, abnormalities of the palmoplantar skin, pilosebaceous apparatus, oral and laryngeal mucosa and teeth. The main clinical characteristic that gives the condition its name is the abnormally thickened nails. A case with typical clinical features is discussed.

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