Photo-onycholysis Following Two Weeks of Doxycycline

  • S KC
  • D Karn
  • S Shrestha

Abstract

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.

Published
2016-06-06
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: <http://jnhrc.com.np/index.php/jnhrc/article/view/727>. Date accessed: 16 oct. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.33314/jnhrc.v0i0.727.