By Phoebe Rich
Illnesses of the nail signify an incredibly huge component of such a lot dermatologists' perform - and will current tough, occasionally intractable, scientific difficulties. Co-authored by means of one of many world's ideal gurus within the box, An Atlas of illnesses of the Nail presents specialist and authoritative assistance on all facets of analysis and management.A finished consultant to universal nail ailments, the publication contains anatomy and body structure of the nail unit, paronychia and onycholysis, nail fungal infections, nails in dermatologic illnesses, nails in systemic ailment, nail beauty chemistry, nail cosmetics, medical points, plus the therapy of nail problems and nail surgical procedure. analyzing the nail from each attitude, An Atlas of illnesses of the Nail will give you a visible connection with nail illnesses supported by way of textual content protecting analysis and remedy.
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Nail signs and their definitions: non-specific nail dystrophies 23 ONYCHORRHEXIS Onychorrhexis is defined as longitudinal ridging of the nail plate and can be seen in several nail conditions such as lichen planus (Figure 25), Darier’s disease, and circulatory disorders (Figure 26). Longitudinal ridges can be seen as a normal phenomenon in nails of the elderly (Figure 27). Often, there are small chips at the free edge in the troughs between the ridges, where the nail is fragile. Figure 25 Onychorrhexis due to lichen planus Figure 26 Onychorrhexis in Raynaud’s disease Figure 27 (a) and (b) Onychorrhexis: longitudinal ridges and splits in aging nails Nail signs and their definitions: non-specific nail dystrophies 25 Figure 28 Onycholysis is separation of the nail plate from the nail bed and occurs in many settings including psoriasis ONYCHOLYSIS Onycholysis is defined as the separation of the nail plate from the underlying nail bed5.
J Am Acad Dermatol 1990;23:1127–32 8. Zook EG. Understanding the perionychium. J Hand Ther 2000;13:269–75 9. Daniel CR, Gupta AK, Daniel MP, Sullivan S. Candida infection of the nail: role of Candida as a primary or secondary pathogen. Int J Dermatol 1998;37:904–7 10. Tosti A, Piraccini BM, Ghetti E, Colomubo MD. Topical steroids versus systemic antifungals in the treatment of chronic paronychia: An open, randomized double-blind and double dummy study. J Am Acad Dermatol 2002;47:73–6 Nail signs and their definitions: non-specific nail dystrophies 45 11.
An extension of punctate leukonychia is transverse leukonychia, also due to trauma to the matrix, often during manicuring. These narrow white lines An atlas of diseases of the nail 48 Figure 60 Punctate leukonychia with nucleated keratinocytes in the nail plate are often parallel with the proximal nail fold and grow out with the nail. True leukonychia can be seen in some types of onychomycosis and psoriasis. Apparent leukonychia describes a nail that looks white but is, in fact, normal in color.
An Atlas of Deseases of the Nail by Phoebe Rich