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Perception of brittle nails in dermatologic patients: a cross-sectional study
Other Titles: 
Percepcao de unhas frageis entre pacientes dermatologicas: um estudo transversal
  • Federal University of Parana
  • Evangelical Medical School of Parana HUEC
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
  • A síndrome das unhas frágeis caracteriza-se por fragilidade da lâmina ungueal, acometendo 27% das mulheres. Realizamos estudo transversal com pacientes dermatológicas sobre a percepção de fragilidade ungueal. Avaliamos 138 pacientes com idade mediana de 36,5 anos. Ao exame, 57% apresentavam alterações e 49% relatavam fragilidade ungueal. Os três primeiros dedos das mãos foram os mais acometidos. A onicosquizia associou-se com onicofagia (OR = 3,29), trabalhos domésticos (OR = 2,95) e contato com água (OR = 2,44). A onicorrexe teve a mais forte associação com a percepção de fragilidade ungueal (OR = 17,89). A fragilidade foi mais percebida em negras, pardas e atópicas e associou-se com humor depressivo.
  • Brittle Nails Syndrome is characterized by fragility of the nail plate, affecting 27% of women. We evaluated dermatology patients in a cross-sectional study about perception of nail fragility. One hundred and thirtyeight women were included, with median age of 36.5 years. Nail examination showed changes in 57% and 49% reported nail fragility. The first three fingernails were the most affected. Onychoschizia was related to onychophagia (OR = 3.29), housework (OR = 2.95) and water contact (OR = 2.44). Onychorrhexis had the strongest association with nail fragility perception (OR = 17.89). The fragility was more perceived by those who were black, of mixed race and atopic, and was associated with depressed mood.
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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia. Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia, v. 88, n. 6, p. 1022-1025, 2013.
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Sociedade Brasileira de Dermatologia
  • Asma
  • Depressao
  • Distribuicao por raca ou etnia
  • Doencas da unha
  • Fatores de risco
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Nail diseases
  • Race or ethnic group distribution
  • Risk factors
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