Twenty Nail Syndrome (Dystrophy)
NAME: Ms. E H
AGE: 11 Years SEX: Female
1. Discolored and deformed nails of all fingers and toes since 2 years. Started as brownish discoloration of toe nails then gradually spread to all nails of toes and fingers. This was followed by flattening and pitting of nails and growth was halted.
It was diagnosed as “ twenty nail syndrome(dystrophy)” . Patient had tried allopathic treatment with dermatologists with no improvement.
It is mentioned in literature that it is mostly an idiopathic condition if not associated with any other underlying disease or syndrome. And the treatment is usually unsatisfactory.
After starting treatment with homoeopathy the case has shown slow and gradual improvement. The nails of the fingers have regained normal color, growth is consistent, ridges have been disappearing.
And it is following the true homoeopathic pattern of cure i.e. ‘…the first to appear is last to disappear’. In this case the toe nails are taking more time to show improvement than the finger nails.
The girl is treated with constitutional remedy CALCAREA IODATUM 200 and infrequent doses of antimiasmatic remedy TUBECULINUM 1M.
2. The girl also had frequent upper respiratory infections which also has shown improvement.