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Nail as a window of systemic diseases.

Singal A, Arora R - Indian Dermatol Online J (2015 Mar-Apr)

Bottom Line: Certain nail changes are specific for various dermatological disorders.These findings may present as a defect of various anatomical components of the nail unit; nail matrix, nail plate and/or nail bed or vasculature.This article is an attempt to equip the dermatologists with a foresight to suspect and diagnose the unapparent systemic connotations that may be possible by a simple but detailed nail examination.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT
Certain nail changes are specific for various dermatological disorders. In addition, examination of nails may also provide an insight into more sinister systemic manifestations in the form of both subtle as well as specific changes. These findings may present as a defect of various anatomical components of the nail unit; nail matrix, nail plate and/or nail bed or vasculature. This article is an attempt to equip the dermatologists with a foresight to suspect and diagnose the unapparent systemic connotations that may be possible by a simple but detailed nail examination.

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Longitudinal ridging with beading and fissuring associated with severe anemia
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Figure 6: Longitudinal ridging with beading and fissuring associated with severe anemia

Mentions: Longitudinal lines, or striations, may appear as indented grooves or projecting ridges and may represent long-lasting abnormalities [Figure 6]. Although a single nail fissure is most likely due to a minor trauma, systemic connotations have been found with systemic amyloidosis, nail-patella syndrome, collagen vascular diseases, graft versus host disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.[410]


Nail as a window of systemic diseases.

Singal A, Arora R - Indian Dermatol Online J (2015 Mar-Apr)

Longitudinal ridging with beading and fissuring associated with severe anemia
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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Figure 6: Longitudinal ridging with beading and fissuring associated with severe anemia
Mentions: Longitudinal lines, or striations, may appear as indented grooves or projecting ridges and may represent long-lasting abnormalities [Figure 6]. Although a single nail fissure is most likely due to a minor trauma, systemic connotations have been found with systemic amyloidosis, nail-patella syndrome, collagen vascular diseases, graft versus host disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.[410]

Bottom Line: Certain nail changes are specific for various dermatological disorders.These findings may present as a defect of various anatomical components of the nail unit; nail matrix, nail plate and/or nail bed or vasculature.This article is an attempt to equip the dermatologists with a foresight to suspect and diagnose the unapparent systemic connotations that may be possible by a simple but detailed nail examination.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

ABSTRACT
Certain nail changes are specific for various dermatological disorders. In addition, examination of nails may also provide an insight into more sinister systemic manifestations in the form of both subtle as well as specific changes. These findings may present as a defect of various anatomical components of the nail unit; nail matrix, nail plate and/or nail bed or vasculature. This article is an attempt to equip the dermatologists with a foresight to suspect and diagnose the unapparent systemic connotations that may be possible by a simple but detailed nail examination.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus