Onychophagia Induced Melanonychia, Splinter Hemorrhages, Leukonychia, and Pterygium Inversum Unguis Concurrently.
Case Rep Dermatol Med 2018 30;2018:3230582. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
Department of Dermatology, Suleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey.
Onychophagia, which refers to compulsive nail-biting behavior, is common among children and young adults. Onychophagia can cause destruction to the cuticle and nail plate, leading to shortening of nails, chronic paronychia, and secondary infections. Relatively uncommon effects include pigmentary changes, such as longitudinal melanonychia and splinter hemorrhages. Read More