Remarkable Signs And Symptoms

Nail Destruction Due to “Print Correction Fluid”


  • Nejat Akar

Received Date: 17.01.2015 Accepted Date: 04.02.2015 J Pediatr Res 2015;2(1):61-61

A healthy 3-year-old boy was presented with a 2-week history of a well-circumscribed destruction at the proximal nail fold of his two fingers. He polished his two nails with “print correction liquid” imitating his mother’s nail polishing. Then his mother brushed it with a toothbrush.

The patient was asymptomatic, and his physical examination was unremarkable. No treatment was required, and follow-up of two months later showed complete resolution and regrowth of a healthy nail.

There is a warning on the package indicating that print correction fluid is flammable and toxic. However, no warning exists on the package “to keep it away from children”. This case may be a reason to start putting such a warning on the package.