John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Fingernail involvement in adult Langerhans cell histiocytosis Volume 27, numéro 3, May-June 2017


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Department of Dermatology,
National Defense Medical College,
3-2 Namiki, Tokorozawa 359-8513, Saitama,

Nail changes are uncommon in Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) [1, 2]. We report here an adult patient with LCH involving almost all fingernails.A 43-year-old woman was admitted to our department with an eight-month history of swelling and/or dermal nodules in the nail bed associated with fingernail deformities on both hands. She had been treated for eight years with systemic corticosteroids for a prolactinoma diagnosed on findings of a supra-sellar tumour, amenorrhea, and serum hyperprolactinaemia. [...]