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Image Number 1064 (Pompholyx)

 
Morphology:
Vesicles

Diagnosis: Pompholyx

Site: Finger

Sex: F

Age: 45

Type:

Description: Acute dermatitis involving posterior nail fold

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: If pompholyx eczema persists around the posterior nail fold it will affect the underlying nail matrix and ultimately lead to nail dystrophy which is reversible when the dermatitis is treated. ie New nail will grow out normally.

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