Which findings of hair and nail exam suggest Sjögren syndrome?

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Sriya K Ranatunga, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Hair may be dry, sparse, and brittle; diffuse alopecia may involve the scalp, limbs, axillae, or pubis. Nail folds may show capillaroscopic abnormalities, which are associated with the presence of antiendothelial cell antibodies. [54] Erythema of the nose and cheeks may be present.


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