Nail Size in Normal Infants: Establishing Standards for Healthy Term Infants

Barbara Seaborg, Joann Bodurtha

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Abstract

The nails of 48 healthy infants of 39 to 41 weeks' gestation were measured with dial calipers to establish both a method for measurement of nails and standards of nail size. Nail width and length were measured directly, and an estimated area was calculated. Nail area was compared between sexes and races and was not found to differ significantly except between races for the first fingernail. A description of the term newborn nail is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalClinical pediatrics
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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