Weakness in intercellular association of keratinocytes in severely brittle nails.


The brittle fingernail is a common complaint, but the features of the cellular structure of the nail plate remain unclear. In this study, clipped nailplates from two persons with severely brittle nails, one female aged 26 years and one male aged 82 years, were observed by light and electron microscopy and compared with normal nail plates. Numerous cracks… (More)


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