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Worn down nails after acrylic nail removal

  • Author(s): Wu, Timothy P
  • Morrison, Brian W
  • Tosti, Antonella
  • et al.
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Worn-down nail syndrome is a nail disorder characterized by thinning of the distal nail plate caused by repetitive chemical or mechanical trauma. We present a previously undescribed source of worn-down nail syndrome caused by trauma from nail filing after acrylic nail removal.

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