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Pachyonychia congenita


Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital pachyonychia
  • Pachyonychia congenita syndrome
  • PC
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Treatment

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How might pachyonychia congenita be treated?

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.[1]
Last updated: 5/4/2011

References
  1. 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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Management Guidelines

  • GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Pachyonychia congenita. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
  • Orphanet lists European clinical trials, research studies, and patient registries enrolling people with this condition. 
Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital pachyonychia
  • Pachyonychia congenita syndrome
  • PC
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.