[Leukonychia longitudinalis as the primary symptom of Hailey-Hailey disease]

Hautarzt. 1992 Jul;43(7):451-2.
[Article in German]


Longitudinal white bands on the fingernails were observed in a 58-year-old male patient with perianal intertrigo. His nail changes were a first clue to the diagnosis of Hailey-Hailey disease, which was later confirmed histopathologically. Similar nail abnormalities were found in the patient's son who was also affected with Hailey-Hailey disease. These findings support the concept that those nail changes, first described by Burge in 1991, constitute a useful diagnostic marker in Hailey-Hailey disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nail Diseases / diagnosis
  • Nail Diseases / genetics*
  • Nail Diseases / pathology
  • Pemphigus, Benign Familial / diagnosis
  • Pemphigus, Benign Familial / genetics*
  • Pemphigus, Benign Familial / pathology
  • Skin / pathology