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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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Trachyonychia in a patient with psoriatic arthritis without skin lesions
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Figure 8: Trachyonychia in a patient with psoriatic arthritis without skin lesions

Mentions: Pits result from a defective keratinization of the proximal matrix with persistence of parakeratotic cells in the nail plate surface.[19] Its role and diagnostic utility is doubtful as a large number of local factors affect the matrix function. It may occasionally be useful in diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis [Figure 8], SLE, dermatomyositis, syphilis, sarcoidosis, and pemphigus vulgaris.[21920]


Nail as a window of systemic diseases.

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

Trachyonychia in a patient with psoriatic arthritis without skin lesions
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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Figure 8: Trachyonychia in a patient with psoriatic arthritis without skin lesions
Mentions: Pits result from a defective keratinization of the proximal matrix with persistence of parakeratotic cells in the nail plate surface.[19] Its role and diagnostic utility is doubtful as a large number of local factors affect the matrix function. It may occasionally be useful in diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis [Figure 8], SLE, dermatomyositis, syphilis, sarcoidosis, and pemphigus vulgaris.[21920]

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