Nail disease

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Nail disease or disorder
Classification and external resources

Onychia without granuloma
ICD-10L60, Q84.3-Q84.6
ICD-9703, 757.5
DiseasesDB23092
MedlinePlus003247
eMedicineorthoped/421
MeSHD009260
 
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Nail disease or disorder
Classification and external resources

Onychia without granuloma
ICD-10L60, Q84.3-Q84.6
ICD-9703, 757.5
DiseasesDB23092
MedlinePlus003247
eMedicineorthoped/421
MeSHD009260

Nail diseases are distinct from diseases of the skin. Although nails are a skin appendage, they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions. Nail conditions that show signs of infection or inflammation require medical assistance. Deformity or disease of the nails may be referred to as onychosis.

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Diseases

Parts of a nail
Onychomycosis in every nail of the right foot.
Subungual hematoma (mild)

Nail changes and conditions associated with them

Nail inspection can give a great deal of information about the internal working of the body as well, and like tongue or iris inspection, has a long history of diagnostic use in traditional medical practices such as Chinese medicine. Nail disease can be very subtle and should be evaluated by a dermatologist with a focus in this particular area of medicine.[3] A nail technician may be the first to note a subtle change in nail health.[4][5][6]

Pliability

Shape and texture

Discoloration of entire nail bed

Other color changes and markings

See also

References

  1. ^ Hall, John C. (2006). "25. Dermatologic mycology.". In John C. Hall. Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases (9th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 244=266. ISBN 0-7817-2947-5.
  2. ^ Buck DS, Nidorf DM, Addino JG (1994). "Comparison of two topical preparations for the treatment of onychomycosis: Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil and clotrimazole". The Journal of family practice 38 (6): 601–5. PMID 8195735.
  3. ^ http://www.nailsmag.com/feature.aspx?fid=762&ft=1
  4. ^ Common nail tumors. Baran R, Richert B. Dermatol Clin. 2006 Jul;24(3):297-311. Review.
  5. ^ Dealing with melanonychia. Tosti A, Piraccini BM, de Farias DC. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2009 Mar;28(1):49-54. Review.
  6. ^ The nail in systemic diseases. Tosti A, Iorizzo M, Piraccini BM, Starace M. Dermatol Clin. 2006 Jul;24(3):341-7. Review.
  7. ^ Baylor All Saints Medical Centers: Thyroid Disease

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