Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Idiopathic koilonychia

Idiopathic koilonychia

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          All fingernails are spoon-shaped, the shown index finger is an example. Most cases of koilonychia are usually due to iron deficiency anemia however this patient had no anemia with normal iron level and his nails’ deformity has been noticed since childhood.
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