Onychotillomania: 2 case reports.

Academic Article


  • Onychotillomania is an uncommon condition characterized by self-destruction of the fingernails and/or toenails by compulsive manipulation. We report 2 cases of onychotillomania with differing presentations in a young man and in an older man. Onychotillomania may be a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and we discuss the psychologic factors and current treatments for this condition.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Cutis  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Male, Nails, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Skin Diseases
  • Author List

  • Inglese M; Haley HR; Elewski BE
  • Start Page

  • 171
  • End Page

  • 174
  • Volume

  • 73
  • Issue

  • 3