The Nails, Hair, and Skin

William Reardon

in The Bedside Dysmorphologist

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Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780195300451
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975204 | DOI:
The Nails, Hair, and Skin

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"This chapter covers clinical signs relating to the nails, hair, and skin (Absent or Hypoplastic Nails, "Tale of a Nail" Sign, Longitudinal Splitting of the Nails, Short Nails, Temporal Balding, Sparse Hair/Alopecia, Poliosis, Cafe'-au-Lait Patches, Acanthosis Nigricans, Diffuse Hypopigmented Streaky Lesions, Piebaldism, Cutis Marmorata, Capillary Hemangioma, Telangiectasia, Ichthyosis, Excess Skin ) and, for each sign, gives information on how to recognize the sign, establishing a differential diagnosis, and investigations to consider. Relavent images are included for each sign.

Chapter.  7080 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics ; Neonatology

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