Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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

Pachyonychia congenita

R Asish1, Sunu Ramachandran2, Anita Balan1 
1 Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, India
2 Department Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pariyarum Dental College, Kannoor, India

Correspondence Address:
R Asish
TC 4 / 1709 (2), MRA-27 Keerthi Lane, Engineering College (P.O), Thiruvananthapuram-695016, Kerala

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.

How to cite this article:
Asish R, Ramachandran S, Balan A. Pachyonychia congenita.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2008;20:60-64

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Asish R, Ramachandran S, Balan A. Pachyonychia congenita. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];20:60-64
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