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Child has deformed nails. What is the problem?

What could be the problem with an infant with deformed nails? Only on one hand and all five fingers. The best way that I can describe it is tent-ed. It s like someone pinched the top of them creating the tent-like appearance. It appears to be the opposite of spoon shaped nails and comes to a peak. Each finger has one extremely raised ridge in the very center. Thanks for any answers.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic

I think the description provided by you fits into what is called unilateral clubbing.

clubbing is seen in various disorders of the heart, lungs etc. but is seen in both the hands and feet in such cases.

Unilateral clubbing is seen in conditions of vascular abnormalities involving a limb.

does your child have any other associated complaints
since how long are you observing these problems

your child needs to be examined and investigated for the same

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Answered: Sun, 24 Feb 2013
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