onychoptosis

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onychoptosis

the loosening and falling off of the fingernails.
See also: Fingers and Toes
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Seven (7%) of the 99 children with HFMD were brought for medical assistance for onychomadesis during the 9-67 days after the HFMD episode.
An outbreak of coxsackievirus A6 hand, foot, and mouth disease associated with onychomadesis in Taiwan, 2010.
The association between more typical HFMD and onychomadesis has additionally been described in the United States and Europe but without a link to specific serotype or with a small percentage of CVA6-associated cases (9).
Enterovirus coinfections and onychomadesis after hand, foot, and mouth disease, Spain, 2008.
Some patients with HFMD had onychomadesis (periodic shedding of the nails) 1-2 months after onset of HFMD.
Recent HFMD outbreaks in Finland and Spain were associated with cases of onychomadesis 1-2 months after onset of HFMD (6,8,9).
More detailed genetic, phenotypic, and epidemiologic analyses of CVA6 are needed to determine the role of CVA6 in HFMD outbreaks with or without onychomadesis.
Onychomadesis outbreak linked to hand, foot, and mouth disease, Spain, July 2008.
HFMD, followed by onychomadesis (nail shedding), was first reported in 2000 in 5 children in Chicago, Illinois, USA (10).
Molecular characterization of the etiologic agent involved in onychomadesis after HFMD, either in clustered or sporadic cases, remains controversial.
In this study, to establish a relationship between EV infection and the onychomadesis patients in Valencia, Spain, in 2008, we analyzed fecal specimens from children who experienced onychomadesis after HFMD and from healthy children who had been in contact with onychomadesis case-patients.
Onychomadesis was 1 characteristic feature in patients during this HFMD outbreak; parents and clinicians reported that their children shed fingernails and/or toenails within 1-2 months after HFMD (Figure 1).