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Drug reactions affecting the nail unit: diagnosis and management.
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Piraccini BM, Iorizzo M
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Dermatol Clin. 2007;25(2):215.
 
Several drugs may be responsible for the development of nail abnormalities, but only a few classes are consistently associated with nail symptoms. Drug-induced nail abnormalities result from toxicity to the matrix, the nail bed, the periungual tissues, or the digit blood vessels. Pharmacologic agents that most frequently produce nail abnormalities include retinoids, indinavir, and cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
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Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. bmpiracc@med.unibo.it<bmpiracc@med.unibo.it>
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