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May 1973

Nail Bed Involvement in Pemphigus Vulgaris

Author Affiliations

Miami Beach, Fla

From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, and the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(5):751. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620200065018

A patient with a history of pemphigus vulgaris had a chronic erosive process of the nail bed of the right big toe. A biopsy specimen of the nail bed revealed pemphigus vulgaris. The rarity of the presentation prompted this case report and a discussion of possible pathogenetic mechanisms.