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Young Girl's Toenails Appear Short, Broken, Thinner - Let's Diagnose

june10quiz.jpgA mother brought her 7-year-old girl to her pediatrician after she noticed that several of the girl’s toenails on each foot had white patches and appeared short and broken. They seemed to be lifting off the nail beds and looked thinner than usual. 

Could it be onychomycosis? Nail psoriasis? Subungual wart? Nail candidiasis?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx for this patient.

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