Nail discoloration induced by doxycycline

Akcam M., Artan R., Akcam F., Yimaz A.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.24, no.9, pp.845-846, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


All tetracyclines are deposited in calcifying areas of the bones and teeth and may cause discoloration. Although hyperpigmentation of the skin, teeth and nails have been reported and well documented due to other tetracycline intake, it has been rarely reported that discolored nails induced by doxycycline in pediatric patients. Here we report an 11-year-old-boy with nail discoloration caused by doxycycline intake.