Onychomadesis: A rare side-effect of valproic acid medication?

Andrea Poretti, Ulrich Lips, Marco Belvedere, Bernhard Schmitt

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Valproic acid (VPA) is frequently used as an antiepileptic drug. Several side effects are known. We report on a child with onychomadesis as a possible side-effect of treatment with VPA. Normal nail growth was observed after stopping VPA. The pathomechanism of onychomadesis due to VPA treatment remains unclear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-750
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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