Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital pachyonychia
- Pachyonychia congenita syndrome
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There is no cure for this condition. Current treatments focus on symptom relief (such as soaking the feet or applying creams), hygienic grooming practices (such as trimming the nails and calluses), and treatment of secondary infections when indicated. To read more about treatment options, click here.
Last updated: 5/4/2011
- Smith FJD, Kaspar RL, Schwartz ME, McLean WHI, Leachman SA. Pachyonychia Congenita. GeneReviews. June 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1280/. Accessed 5/4/2011.
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