An artificial nail disorder (Olgu Sunumu)
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Background: Cutaneous artefactual diseases are self-inflicted dermatoses affecting pediatric patients as well as adults. They can vary from strange morphology, and bizarre shapes to disfiguring skin ulcerations. The nails may also be involved. Case: A child with nail growth arrest, an unusual feature, which has not been reported before is described. Conclusion: Pediatric artefactual diseases are simply a cry for help. A multidisciplinary approach involving the pediatrics, dermatology and psychiatry units may help resolving the problem.