A Case Study of Pachyonychia Congenita in Bangladesh


  •   Zahed Parvez

  •   Samina Akter


In 1906 Jadassohn and Lewandowsky described a rare genodermatoses and named it pachyonychia congenita. Pachy means thick. It is a group of genodermatoses involving keratin mutation with thickened nails and variable associated findings. Pachyonychia congenita is a rare disease having four types. However, type 1 and type 2 can be considered common among them. It can often mimic with fungal infection as nail hyperkeratosis can occur in both.

Keywords: Hyperkeratosis, Mutation, Pachyonychia congenita, Rare


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Parvez, Z., & Akter, S. (2021). A Case Study of Pachyonychia Congenita in Bangladesh. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(3), 16-17. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.3.822