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July 1976

Rudimentary Polydactyly Presenting as a Claw

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(7):1006-1007. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630310064016

• A patient with a congenital claw-like lesion of the finger was studied to determine the nature of the tissue. A variety of biochemical techniques and histological examinations indicated that the lesion was an example of rudimentary polydactyly covered with stratum corneum rather than an accessory nail.

(Arch Dermatol 112:1006-1007, 1976)

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