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December 1963

A Traumatic Nail Dystrophy Produced by a Habit Tic

Author Affiliations


Department of Dermatology, Westminster Hospital, and Institute of Dermatology, St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;88(6):895-896. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590240219035

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A nail deformity is described which is not uncommon and is produced by frequent minor traumata, the result of playing with the nails (usually the thumb nails) with one of the other fingers of the same hand.