Doxycycline-Induced Photo-onycholysis

December 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 6 | Case Reports | 662 | Copyright © December 2003

Lisa A. Carroll, MD and Anne E. Laumann, MD

An uncommon manifestation of phototoxicity, photo-onycholysis results in the separation of the distal nail from the nail bed. Photoonycholysis may follow the use of various medications or may occasionally be idiopathic. We present a case of photo-onycholysis in a patient treated with doxycycline for acne vulgaris.