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Child losing finger nails and toe nails. Excessive peeling of soles earlier. What could this mean?

my 33 month old daughter is losing her finger nails both index finger and tumb also i notice her big toe nail is coming out. Prior to this she has excessive stripping on the bottom of her feet ( foot bottom). The stripping has stopped and now she has the nail issue. What could this mean. There were no prior sickness like hand and mouth disease. Please advise
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Are you confirm your child did not have any sickness like hand foot and mouth disease?

Did your child have any injury (crushing / biting/ trauma) in his nails? If yes, it could be traumatic nail bed separation and it will be corrected after the new nail grows.

However, if no such history is there, he could have epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue disorder. However, he needs to be examined by a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. In this disease, skin becomes very fragile. Minor trauma / injury can cause separation of skin layers and form blister like condition.

Please visit dermatologist to get your child examined and diagnosed.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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