Habit tic nail dystrophy: a case report affecting single thumb nail

Boby John Oommen, Waad Ibrahim Majed Kadori


Habit-tic deformity is a classic example of overlap between the domains of dermatology and psychiatry.  Mostly seen in adults, it results from the habit of picking or pushing the cuticle backward. A case of habit-tic deformity of a single thumb nail is reported and the simple treatment measure adopted discussed.


Body-focused repetitive behaviour, Habit-tic deformity, Nail dystrophy, Nail tic

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