Nail shedding in kids rarely seen

The virus causes nail matrix arrest and the nail stops growing and sheds, beginning at the proximal end. Not long afterwards a new nail starts to grow.

A minor form of this condition is known as Beau’s lines, where a severe febrile illness or other illness causes a transverse furrow to appear in all the nails of the hands and feet. This grows out as the nail starts to grow again and the nail is not shed. It was first described by Joseph Beau, a Parisian cardiologist, in 1846.

Onychomadesis can also be seen with the use of chemotherapeutic agents, with some antiepileptic drugs and with other severe