Photo-onycholysis Following Two Weeks of Doxycycline

  • S KC
  • D Karn
  • S Shrestha


Photo-onycholysis is a form of phototoxic reaction characterized by spontaneous separation of the nail plate from the nail bed. It usually follows drug intake and tetracycline is a well-known culprit. We present a case of 19 years gentleman who developed this rare side effect following two weeks of ingestion of doxycycline.
Keywords: Doxycycline; photo-onycholysis; tetracycline.

How to Cite
KC, S; KARN, D; SHRESTHA, S. Photo-onycholysis Following Two Weeks of Doxycycline. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, [S.l.], june 2016. ISSN 1999-6217. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 04 june 2020. doi: