An Atlas of Diseases of the Nail (The Encyclopedia of Visual by Phoebe Rich, Richard K. Scher

By Phoebe Rich, Richard K. Scher

Ailments of the nail symbolize a shockingly huge component of so much dermatologists' perform - and will current tricky, occasionally intractable, medical difficulties. Co-authored by way of one of many world's top-rated experts within the box, An Atlas of ailments of the Nail presents professional and authoritative information on all points of analysis and management.

A finished advisor to universal nail illnesses, the ebook comprises anatomy and body structure of the nail unit, paronychia and onycholysis, nail fungal infections, nails in dermatologic illnesses, nails in systemic illness, nail beauty chemistry, nail cosmetics, medical points, plus the remedy of nail problems and nail surgical procedure. analyzing the nail from each attitude, An Atlas of illnesses of the Nail provide you with a visible connection with nail ailments supported via textual content masking analysis and therapy.

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J Am Acad Dermatol 1991;24:44–8 7. Colombo VE, Gerber F, Bronhofer M, Floersheim GL. Treatment of brittle fingernails and onychoschizia with biotin: scanning electron microscopy. 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.

In their series of 16 cases, they found that 14 were onychopapillomas, but two turned out on biopsy to be Bowen’s disease. Therefore, the latter condition should at least be considered in the differential diagnosis. The clinical features include an erythematous band of the nail bed which was sometimes associated with splinter hemorrhages and distal subungual hyperkeratosis. An atlas of diseases of the nail 58 Figure 76 Nail matrix lentigo (melanotic macule) Table 2 Causes of pigmentation in the nail.

The underlying pathological process is thought to be related to impaired lymphatic drainage. Figure 63 Muehrche’s nails in a patient with low serum albumin Figure 64 Half-and-half nails in patient with renal failure Figure 65 Yellow nail syndrome, with opaque yellow nails, absent lunula and cuticle Yellow nails can be caused by staining of the nail plate by prolonged usage of nail An atlas of diseases of the nail 52 enamel. The nail plate is stained by the dye in nail polish (Figure 66). Some medications, including tetracycline, can cause a yellow discoloration of the nail.

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