Chevron Nails: A Normal Variant in the Pediatric Population

Authors

  • Sofia Delano M.D.,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
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  • Leah Belazarian M.D.

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    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • Address correspondence to Leah Belazarian, M.D., Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 281 Lincoln St., Worcester, MA 01605, or e-mail: belazl01@ummhc.org.

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Abstract

A 7-month-old girl was evaluated for V-shaped ridging of the fingernails consistent with chevron nails. Chevron nails are a normal variant in the pediatric population that is frequently outgrown. This case nicely demonstrates this normal finding that has so rarely been reported in the literature.

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