Author | N. K. Akritidis, MD

Articles

Onychogryphosis

September 14, 2005

This patient, a woman, presented with onychogryphosis, a severe nail change seen on the toes, especially the great toe. Thickening and hardening of the nail substance with a curved growth pattern produces this abnormal clawlike configuration.

Bronchoalveolar Carcinoma

September 14, 2005

A 52-year-old woman (a nonsmoker) was hospitalized after experiencing a low-grade fever and dyspnea for a month. No abnormalities were noted on physical examination, but the chest film showed multiple nodules, both well- and ill-defined. Lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of bronchoalveolar carcinoma.